POETRY FESTIVAL PROGRAM
P R E P R I M A R Y
Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Host: Carla Ravassa – Colegio Bolivar
US Nacional Anthem & Himno Nacional de Colombia
THE Unpublished Poetry
3 1 ST A N N U A L Published Poetry
BILINGUAL Refreshments provided by the Colegio Bolivar
P R I M A R Y
SCHOOLS Thursday, February 17, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Host: David Fayad – Colegio Bolivar
POETRY US Nacional Anthem & Himno Nacional de Colombia
FESTIVAL Unpublished Poetry
Refreshments provided by the Colegio Bolivar
Preprimary and Primary P L E A S E R E M E M B E R . . .
February 16 and 17, 2005 Turn off all cellular phones and pagers during the performance.
Colegio Bolivar Participants will be sitting on the right side of the auditorium.
Dale Swall Auditorium Stay seated during the recitals.
No talking during the recitals.
7:00 p.m. Try to keep younger members of your family in their seats and quiet during the performance.
Applause AFTER the recital has been performed.
Remain seated until the end of the performance.
Giulia Carcano, Isabella Caicedo, Isabella Prada, Manuela Avila, Maria Colegio Bolivar What the Animals
PREPRIMARY Camila Puerto, Maria Paula Otero, Nicolle Franco, Sara Diaz Said
Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 7:00p.m. P R E P R I M A R Y G R O U P P O E T R Y ( C O N ’ T )
Alejandra Escobar, Daniela De Angulo, Daniela Fayad, Gabriela Hurtado, Isabella Colegio Bolivar I Have Noodles in my
U N P U B L I S H E D P O E T R Y González, Juan Camilo Alonso, Juan Camilo Giraldo, Juan Camilo Gutiérrez, Juan Nostrils
Valentina Rivas Quintero Colegio Bennett A Gift Pablo Botero, Juana Díaz, Pedro Mejía
Daniela Arias Cañaverales International Children and Friends, Daniela Arias Alejandro Victoria Tobón, Gabrielle Castro Ricaurte, Nicolás Solarte Chávez, Colegio Bennett Keep a Poem in Your
School Santiago Patiño Pelaez, Valentina Molina Muñoz, Valentina Sánchez Gallón Pocket, B. Schenk
Jacob Sanz Colegio Colombo Británico Chocolate, Jacob Sanz Diego Casañas, Doris Aristizábal, Isabelle López, Juan Pablo Rueda Cañaverales Ma and God, Shel
Juan Pablo Ruiz Burbano Bilingual School Inglés de los I Love You Luis Miguel Gómez Zuluaga & Juan International Silverstein
Andes Pablo Ruiz Burbano School
Mateo Maya Cañaverales International My School, Mateo Maya Alejandro Buitrago, David Bigio, Liat Esquenazi, Veronica Delgado Colegio Hebreo My Parents Are
School Jorge Isaacs Making Me Crazy,
Maria Jose Ramirez Colegio Bolivar The Star, Maria Jose Ramirez Kenn Nesbitt
Juan Pablo Botero Colegio Bolivar The Sun, Juan Pablo Botero Andrés Felipe Botero Otero, Connor Eastin, Gustavo Adolfo Castillo Alvarez, Colegio Bennett My Pet Spider, J.
Samuel Rodríguez Cañaverales International The Water, Samuel Rodríguez Lorena Vargas Morales, Luisa Ma Hernández Uribe, Natalia Valverde Valencia, Simon
School Nicolás Thompson Rodríguez, Rebeca Paz Mosquera, Sebastián Satizabal
Juan Camilo Gutiérrez Colegio Bolivar Time, Juan Camilo Gutiérrez Vásquez
Isabella Lundy Mogollon, Mariana Borrero Cruz, Melissa Velásquez Alizander, Colegio Colombo Wolf, Unknown
P U B L I S H E D P O E T R Y Valentina Mendoza Potes Británico
Paula Alejandra Peñaranda Bilingual School Inglés de los A Child’s Masterpiece, J. Heck O R I G I N A L P O E T R Y
Sabina Ghitis Colegio Hebreo Jorge Isaacs Alphabet break, Ken Nesbitt Mad School The Anorexic One
Isabela Sánchez Cañaverales International Busy Summer, Aillen Fisher What will be left of her if she continues that way ?
I woke up this morning
School Feeling really bad. Will she have to weary eyes ?
Valentina Henao Cañaverales International Chinese Mother, Robert Wyndham Then I hit myself and And a thin self perceptions ?
School I screamed, "DAD!" As she dreams to get control ?
Melissa O´Shea Cardona Colegio Bennett Dogs, M. Chute I took a long shower And complete self perfection ?
Maria Antonia Molinares Colegio Colombo Británico Keep a Poem in Your Pocket, B. Shenk And brushed up my teeth, Will she dream deep inside
Laura Botero Colegio Colombo Británico Reflections When I heard the bus To have a different reflection ?
Valentina Lemos Crispido Colegio Colombo Británico Share I ran to it.
Ma Mercedes Posada Colegio Bennett Singing Time, R. Fyleman Will her heart become so old ?
When I got to school,
Acosta Will she treat me the same ?
Nothing was cool.
Kimberly Fleury Cañaverales International Sleeping Sardines, Shel Silverstein Ms. Lemay jumping and Will I see herself just vanish in a sea made up on days ?
School She was lumping. And in the depth of my heart will the memories remain ?
Felipe Reyes Colegio Bolivar The Loose Tooth, Felipe Reyes Laura was dancing Will my heart cry many tears as my memories grow old ?
Camila Pedroza Colegio Bolivar The Mummy, Camila Pedroza While saying, "Darling!" As deep inside myself there lays a broken soul ?
Luisa Ma Grisales Cruz Colegio Bennett Together, P. Engle It was all a mess but Will there be a day when her body can’t go on ?
Oryan Lechter Colegio Bolivar Two Little Dragons, Oryan Lechter I woke up and rush. And I know that it’s to late , as I feel her skin go cold ?
Now I'm late Oooo!
G R O U P P O E T R Y Here we go again.
Will her heart just come back once ?
Will she lend me a single smile ?
Daniela Correa, Jose Luis Garcia Ospina, Juan Pablo Rivera Botero, Maria Colegio Colombo 5 Little Fish, Santiago Castro, Colegio Bolivar
Will I get back the sister I once met ?
Camilia Ochoa Pivesan, Mateo Edgar Escobar Jaramillo, Sarita Lorza Soto Británico Unknown Blue
Esteban Zapata, Luis Felipe Mancera, Nicolás Urrego, Oscar Felipe Cañaverales Five Little I have no answer to that ,
Zuluaga, Valentina Pulido, Valeria Moncayo, International Monkeys, Blue is the sky, I have an anorexic mate.
School Unknown The ocean, the fishes Maria Antonia Rojas Cabal, Colegio Colombo Británico
Daniela Campo, Diana Marcela López, Isabella Ramos, Juan Fernando Bilingual School Funny Valentines, The dolphins jump out of the bluest water The Water
Medina, Luis Felipe Nieva, Víctor Manuel Esguerra Inglés de los Andes Anonymous Butterflies and birds look shiny
I love the blueberries The water sleeps,
Ana Maria Gómez, Dario Palau, Enrique Vallejo, Hannah Hamadeh, Colegio Bolivar Hooray! Hooray!
Because they make my tongue blue. The water flows through the field,
Isabella Sangiovanni, Juan Camilo López, Lisa Osorio, Maria Antonia It's New Year's
My eyes are blue and big And sings under the leaves
Zambrano, Maria José Ramirez, Mateo Cardona, Mateo Santacruz, Oryan Day!
To see the beautiful things in the world. Like a girl
Carlos Fernando Aguilera, Isabella Carreño, Paulo Roberto Bolaños, Bilingual School The Solar System, Daniela Villegas, Colegio Bolivar
Sebastián Alderete Inglés de los Andes Anonymous
Samuel A. Rodríguez, Cañaverales Intl. School
P R I M A R Y G R O U P P O E T R Y
PRIMARY Daniela Romero Escobar, Ma del Mar Piedrahita Alzate, Ma Paula
Reyes Duque, Nicolás Romero Escobar, Shannel Torres Meneses,
Colegio Bennett Any Answers?, J.
Tyger james Wall Sánchez, Valeria Prado Lemos, Valeria Zambrano
Thursday, February 17, 2005, 7:00 p.m. Cano
Daniela Latorre Castaño, Juan Manuel Martínez Cardona, Lina Colegio Bennett Bluebeard and Redbeard
U N P U B L I S H E D P O E T R Y Marcela López Villa, Ma Camila Escobar Herrera, Nicolás García and Blackbeard, K.
Alex Machín Lugo Colegio Bennett A Dream from the Heart, Alex Machín Lugo Cruz, Pablo Ruíz Montaño, Santiago Erazo Colina, Valeria Botero Nesbitt
Daniela Villegas Bilingual School Inglés de los Andes Am I Beautiful, Daniela Villegas Flórez
Esteban Navia Colegio Bolivar Bio Poem, Esteban Navia Inés Elvira Gómez, María Paula Forero, Sofía Montalvo Colegio Bolivar Embarrassed, Bill Dodds
Daniela Villegas Colegio Bolivar Blue, Daniela Villegas Emily Tafur, Mariana Gomez Colegio Colombo Getting Dressed For
Catalina Pastrana Bilingual School Inglés de los Andes I Saw A Star, Catalina Pastrana Britanico School, Ken Nesbitt
Vanessa García Colegio Jefferson Just to be FreeI, Vanessa Garcia Dylan Hernández, Isabella Duque, Isabella Villegas, Kimberly García, Bilingual School Gramma´ s Apron, C.J.
Santiago Castro Colegio Bolivar Mad School, Santiago Castro María Del Mar Martínez, Mariana Caicedo Inglés de los Andes Heck
Paula Andrea Botero Cañaverales International School My Beautful Girl, Paula Andrea Botero Alejandro Villamiza, Jose Maria Tena, Juan Pablo Posada Colegio Colombo Ish, Bruce Lansky
María Alejandra Flórez Bilingual School Inglés de los Andes My Cute Teddy Bear, Maria Alejandra Britanico
Flórez Daniela Maya, Laura Maya, Nathalie Pacheco Cañaverales My Beach Fortress,
Ma Fernanda Parra Grajales Colegio Bennett My Dreams, Ma Fernanda Parra Grajales International School Unknown
Daniela Vargas Morales Colegio Bennett My Mom, Ma Fernanda Parra Grajales Carolyn Taylor, Laura Sofía Hernández, Thea Aguía Colegio Jefferson My Drum, by Dorothy Z.
Carolina Garcés Cañaverales International School My Star, Carolina Garcés Seymour
Diana Sofía Rivera Cañaverales International School My Teacher, Diana Sofía Rivera Andrea Ariza, Laura Herrera, Sebastián Muñoz Cañaverales On Children, Kahlil
Iliana María Tobón Colegio Jefferson Nature, Iliana María Tobón International School Gibran
Camila Hernandez Colegio Colombo Britanico River, Camila Hernandez Alejandro Rivera, Tammy Taboch Colegio Hebreo One Crazy Place, Kenn
Luís Miguel Castro Colegio Jefferson Slavery, Luís Miguel Castro Jorge Isaacs Nesbitt
Maria Antonia Rojas Colegio Colombo Britanico The Anorexic One, Maria Antonia Rojas Alejandro Forero, David Caicedo, David Ricardo Caicedo, Laura Bilingual School Teddy Bear, C.J. Heck
Sebastian Rojas Colegio Colombo Britanico The Mysterious Walkway, Sebastian Rojas Camila García, María Antonia Botero, Samuel Olah, Valentina Lara Inglés de los Andes
Daniela Himelfarb, Joel Taboch, Luis Carlos Correa, Maria Jose Colegio Hebreo Vacation Frustration,
P U B L I S H E D P O E T R Y Arbelaez, Martin Cruz Jorge Isaacs Kenn Nesbitt
Mario José Yang Cañaverales International School My Dog Chewed up My Homework, Unknown Carolina Pardo, Mónica Villegas Colegio Bolivar What If, Jackie French
Isabella Vergara Cañaverales International School Cow-ard, Unknown Kolher
Nicolás León Cañaverales International School Fire, Unknown P R I M A R Y D R A M A T I C P O E T R Y
Christian Leyton Colegio Bolivar What the Animals Said, German Nursery Rime
Julia Yacamán Colegio Bolivar Eat it - It's Good for You, Maryann Huberman Daniela Villegas, Valentina García Bilingual School Get Out of Bed, Diane Z
Mariana Jordán Colegio Bolivar Heaven's Phonebook, Anonymous Inglés de los Andes Shore
Andres Felipe Borrero Colegio Colombo Britanico Chess, Anonymous Alejandra Giraldo, Aurora Lian, Mariana Castro, Savitri Restrepo Colegio Colombo It´s Behind You, David
Elisa Hernandez Colegio Colombo Britanico Brian Moses Britanico Harmer
Laura Otero Colegio Colombo Britanico Orders Of The Day Daniel Fernando Sánchez, Gabriel Otoya Colegio Jefferson No, by Brad Badgert
Laura Andrea Alvarez Tovar Colegio Hebreo Jorge Isaaacs Don’t forget to share, Darren Sardelli Gabriela Domínguez, Gabriela Piedrahita, Isabela Castro, Natalia Colegio Bolivar One Crazy Place, Ken
Laura Libreros Peña Colegio Hebreo Jorge Isaaacs Rose of Life, Ellie Lejeune Pinzón, Sofía Bonilla Nesbitt
Laura Maria Arellano Alban Colegio Hebreo Jorge Isaaacs A Rose, Elizabeth Andrés Rico Gómez, Isabella Nieto Sánchez, Katalina Palomino Sebe, Colegio Bennett Summer, Unknown
Pablo Motoa Colegio Jefferson Pretending, by John Foster Melissa Gómez Giraldo, Sebastián García Piedrahita
Mateo Barreto Colegio Jefferson School, by Tony Milton Diana Sofía Rivera, Isabela Vergara, Juan Felipe Acevedo Cañaverales The Adventures of Petty
Ghina Garcés Colegio Jefferson Free, by Geneva Hankerson International School Popperkosh, Arden
Tania Calero López Colegio Bennett Time and Again, Unknown Davidson
John Alexander Kusguen Colegio Bennett A Bad Case of the Sneezes, B. Langsly O R I G I N A L P O E T R Y
Ma Catalina Mejía Botero Colegio Bennett My Googly Eyed Goldfish, P. Skerman Time The Stars
Christian Javier Alvear Bilingual School Inglés de los Only Child, C.J. Heck The moon is white
Andes And the stars are yellow The stars are beautiful
Nicolás Rodríguez Bilingual School Inglés de los I Taught My Cat To Clean My Room, Kenn And the sun is hot I think they are so good.
Andes Nesbitt The sun is a star They let me sleep calm at night
Manuela Franco Bilingual School Inglés de los Wrinkles and Gray Hair, C.J. Heck And the moon is like a ball Because they are like God to me.
Andes And the stars twinkle.
Juan Camilo Gutierrez, Colegio Bolivar Maria Jose Ramirez, Colegio Bolivar Children and Friends I am happy
When children are happy Because you are with me.
O R I G I N A L P O E T R Y And lovely and good Luis Miguel Gómez Zuluaga & Juan Pablo
The friend of the children Ruiz Burbano, Bilingual School Inglés de los Andes
Is coming to move.
To move in a party, My School
A party of them My school, my school,
A party of children it is hot and cold
Where they go to play. I can buy in the cafeteria
two thousand for a pizza
When Children are angry and many other delicious things.
The pet of the children My school is so cool
Is coming to play It has a pool and two playgrounds
Now the children can play in the party, My school is very big
The party of them, And I can learn many things.
The pet is sleeping The teacher Yipsenia
and the children observe. is my homeroom teacher
Daniela Arias, Cañaverales and all the teachers are funny.
Chocolate My friends are very noisy
I go to a party but when we work we are quiet
and just when I am leaving We have twelve classes
they give me a chocolate mmmmmmmmmm I love my school
How delicous. It smells sweet. because it is beautiful and big.
What more can I say. Mateo Maya, Cañaverales
Only that I love chocolate My Beautiful Girl
I arrive at my house I have a beautiful girl
and open the chocolate her eyes are like two beautiful stars
Oh what a mess her lips are like blood
but its still yummy chocolate her kisses are like fire
her hair is like the black night.
I wish I could have chocolate
for breakfast, lunch and dinner My beautiful girl
nut unluckily I cant. has her skin white like the snow
Jacob Sanz, Colombo Británico I can't live without my beautiful girl
because she is my heart.
I Love You Paula Andrea Botero, Cañaverales
Your eyes are
The color of the sea Bio Poem
My heart beats for you Good friend, funny and happy
I want to be with you Lover of bunnies, tennis and soccer
I want you to be my girlfriend. Who feels happy when his mom buys a new bunny
Who fears when he sees a rat and scary movies
My heart is
Who likes cucumber because is delicious and crunchy
Flying for you
Resident of Cali, Colombia
In my heart
Esteban Navia, Colegio Bolivar
I give you a kiss
I love you and you are
Flowers smell delicious in the morning.
Very important for me.
Flowers are very beautiful, and
In my dreams
I can give flowers as a gift,
I draw your picture
A very special gift
And your heart is too big
Valentina Rivas Quintero, Colegio Bennett
When I wake up
My Teacher I like my mom,
O R I G I N A L P O E T R Y
She gave me all.
It was my first day at school
The Mysterious Walkway Why do I have to work for nothing? It was supposed to be cool I like my mom,
There is a place in the school that Only for our lives; When I arrived She won my love.
Nobody knows from 5th Grade and below. You sell us like objects. I closed my eyes
It’s dark, it’s scary, it’s rare, it’s unknown To The way to be free is to return Ma Fernanda Parra Grajales, Colegio Bennett
Because a monster was going out
children until they are 13 years old. To Africa, my homeland. but oops! it was my teacher My Dream
You can find their backpacks everywhere, Luís Miguel Castro, Colegio Jefferson the person that will teach us
Their projects and clothes too. Oh no! I didn't want to get inside I have a beautiful dream
Just To Be Free When everything wasw green
You can see some soccer boots My people are suffering, obviously it was
Hanging from a teacher’s neck The final time of my life, Even from a big, big elephant
Now we are slaves.
Or you can see a monster Oh Mom! Please don't let me get inside To a small, small bee.
We can’t run away
Walking with sandals everywhere. And we’re tired every day. because if I do, I will die Every kid has played
You can see a few weak boys I will get the worst illness Every single day
We work all day long Any person has had,
Cause the rest are all strong In the hot sun and in the rain. With honey or hay.
That’s why they bother you But always you hear that word
But always without a result That word that parents just can't avoid Every day I wake up
Every time you’re alone. Of this hard job of each day. No, and definitely no, Looking by my side.
It’s such a strange place, Now we only remember our land. I entered in the class There is my yellow cat
I’m going to tell you where. When all of us were free, and I never went out Catching many rats.
It’s on the way to the nurse--- And our children could run and play and that was the tragic story
It’s BACH!! Yes, it is!! Everyday without a care, of my first day at class.
There in my dream
Sebastián Rojas Cabal, Colegio It was an important thing,
Without working like now. Diana Sofia Rivera, Cañaverales International School
Colombo Británico That wherever I see,
We want to be free A Dream from the Heart Our friendship was deep.
To do what we want and think; Becoming a basketball player
The river is kind. Ma Fernanda Parra Grajales, Colegio Bennett
Not to suffer anymore; Is my dearest dream.
It sounds so beautiful,
Not to be managed by others- Soon I´ll become a heat.
That animals stop to listen to it. My Star
Just to be free! Dribbling the ball across the court,
The river is blue like the sky and very calm.
Vanessa García, Colegio Jefferson Guarding the other players One Day a person said to me
In the afternoon ducks and dragonflies Nature That each person has his or her own star I thought that
Stop to play with it. Make me feel strong.
All is Nature, may star Was always in my heart.
Then all is calm and dark All is true; I like to shoot, I like to dunk,
And the little river stops to sleep, And there is something else to do: And for reaching the backboard I think I'll go out, close my eyes
Until the beautiful sun shines again. They have parties at the zoo! I just need to jump. Open my heart and see it outside.
Camila Hernández, Colombo Oh! I forgot to tell you who- I wonder if my dream will come true I made it and Oh! What a surprise:
Británico Here come monkeys, butterflies, As soon as I become I saw mine.
Slavery Ladybugs, and lions too. As tall as you.
And it's so pretty
Slavery; There are mountains, some dark green; Alex Machín Lugo, Colegio Bennett Just like me.
You cut my wings to be free. They’re all covered up with trees. All nights I go out
You dispersed my dreams, All is Nature, even bees. and she says to me
Pay attention! There are fruits- My mom is the moon,
My illusions of freedom, My mom is a star. That I will be a good girl
Of no slavery. They are part of Nature too. With agood life.
Finally, I must tell you; My mom is the light
Why slavery for us? That is in my heart.
We are condemned to bondage, People are nice, Well I believe her
To cabins, to overseers, But nature does not have a price! My mom kisses me She is my guide
To bad treatment Iliana María Tobón, Colegio Jefferson And says good bye. Isn't beautiful my star?
To all that….it’s slavery! The Sun My mom loves me,
The sun is a star And gives me hugs. Carolina Garces, Cañaveralas International School
Masters, you destroyed my dreams,
My hopes to be free. That shines in the sky.
My way to return to my homeland She goes away into the night.
Africa. Juan Pablo Botero , Colegio Bolivar
O R I G I N A L P O E T R Y
I Saw a Star My cute teddy bear
O R I G I N A L P O E T R Y
Keeps me company
One night I saw a star When I sleep.
It was shining up in the sky My cute teddy bear.
Suddenly it appeared When I am in trouble
A strange figure saying bye. He is next to me.
My beautiful and cute teddy bear
I felt something strange Is my best friend.
It was difficult to explain But I can not take him everywhere.
I told mother the cause I love my teddy bear.
And she thought I was joking again. My teddy bear is so cute.
He is next to me
Later, I went to bed When I do my homework.
I closed my eyes well I always play with him.
I began to imagine in my head I love my cute teddy bear.
That may be it was my God. Ricky is his name.
My cute teddy bear
Catalina Pastrana, Colegio Bilingüe de los Andes Keeps me company
When I am scared
Am I Beautiful? I love my teddy bear so much
My cute and beautiful teddy bear.
Am I beautiful?
I asked my self María Alejandra Flórez, Colegio Bilingüe de los
But off course Andes
My answer was ¡yes!
See you next
Am I beautiful?
I asked my mom
She said ¡yes!
year for the
And my dad said the same.
But if I ask my best friend,
What would she say?
She would say:
¡Don´t worry you are the best!
But if I ask you?…
Am I beautiful?
What would you say?….
Daniela Villegas, Colegio Bilingüe de los Andes
My Cute Teddy Bear Poetry
My cute teddy bear
Is so fluffy and is soft.
My cute teddy bear.
I love my teddy bear so much.