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If you've used our "With Your Own Two Hands" poetry lesson at the WritingFix Website--


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Junior English Student Samples for "My Own Two Hands" assignment.


The core cannot hold. Anarchy is the only hope. 

When the foundations of our society cease to function 

and all the trees are burnt to ash

Only then, can the new wildflower grow 

the only beauty the world has ever known, 

And in only in the newfound silence you will see the change unfold 

the blackened bones of humanities folly 

And new rose thorns growing out of the moll.

- Alex


Be the Change


Families become broken, and there is no way they can be fixed

You can see the children crying, the sting of hurt pressed on their lips

Be the Change

All we can do is show compassion

In a world that's all alone

These kids are forced to think that Hell is a place called Home

All they want is a break, 

Or an easy way out

Someone to talk to, to figure out what they are about

But they are forced to fake a smile

When they go back and forth to their multiple homes

Be the change


 Racism is a topic that regularly comes in in conversation

So many people upset that there is still discrimination

But how do they expect us to stand up in such a prejudice nation?

Be the Change

If you want to see a change, be THE change

Be the change you want to see, 

Be the hope to those whose lives are far from easy

Reach out and lend a hand, 

Share everything you can

And Be the Change

- Paige


Why do we kill?

Why do we fight?

It takes no skill.

You have no right.

Why do we shoot each other?

Why do we bomb?

Just love one another

and we will live long.

It will be a struggle.

It will take some time. 

We can just cuddle.

There will be no crime.


- Kelly

6th grade student sample


6th grade student samples





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