Where are you from? We want your hometown to be your muse as your write your entry for K12's 2018 Poetry Contest! Whether it's the sight of city lights that ignites your soul, the smell of honeysuckle in the summertime, the feeling of ocean waves crashing against your skin, the sound of the old clock tower on Main Street, or the taste of ice cream from the county fair, give us a sense of place, writing what you think about when you hear the word "hometown."
Simply compose a haiku, cinquain, limerick, ballad, sonnet, free verse—or any other poetic form that suits your fancy—about your hometown, and enter for a chance to win!
Start composing your poetic masterpiece today! Prizes will be given to the top three winners in each grade.

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    I hear the birds sing there song.

    I see them in their tree.

    I could listen to it all all year long.

    I...

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    Land of the rich, home of the poor

    I saw a man.

    what day it was I cant remember, but I would bet the...

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    Every day, every night, is as quiet as fly.

    From each lane a car goes by,

    Kids come out to play or stay...

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    Acrostic poem on my son's  home town hyderabad  INDIA.

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    Acrostic poem on my hometown Bellevue WA.

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    Spring is here the pollen is every where. The flowers are blooming, the flu season is upon us. The Toys R Us are dying. The...

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    One with the Forest

    Pack on my back,

    Bare feet on rough ground,

    Slipping furtively through

    Trees...

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    Laughter bubbles around the room

    My heart echoes with a similar tune

    There’s a story to every face

    A...

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    Hot, breezy days, but quite anonymous, so mysterious if you let it, yet so vivid. 

    So silent, so...

  • Windy Day in My Hometown
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    Windy Day in My Hometown

    The clang of empty tetherball chains

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    Crystal waters of blue dreams home to many some places never seen. Filled with love and hope you'll find that this is a place...

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    Rainy Days 

     

    the rain patters on the window

    days like these bring back memories

    and it all comes...

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    Hometown

    Listen as the thunder crashes hitting on the ground

    As the wonderful rainbow covers the sky in...

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    Home

    What is a "hometown"?/It can be viewed in different ways./Is it where you grew up?/Or where you had you had your...

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                                                              Lancaster

                                            

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    Missouri the place with a thousand dreams where the sun never loses its golden rays and the stars twinkle with intence fury...

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    My Hometown

    Greenville, Maine

     

    Greenville is my hometown with quite a bit to do,

    Mountains for...

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    I guess this town has its upsides

    The view is pretty nice

    I found a couple coffee shops

    And maybe a few...

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    Reality

    The fun, the bad
    The happy, the sad
    Don't we always think about the future plans?...

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    I Don't Want To Belong

     

    Like the difference between the sun and moon,

    I want to be who...

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    Well i love to listen to music and play games and one thing that is really important in my life is god and i go to church i...

  • Clearwater
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    In my hometown, there lies a street,
    A buzzing, busy city street,
    Where cars speed forward in roaring fleets
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    Always moving

    never still

    new people

    new place

                         Where is my hometown?

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    We Are The Garden

    A place that many know of not,
    only one stoplight remains in this small town....

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    OKC - My Dusty Home

    Dusty field

    Dusty road

    Dusty town

    Humble abode

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