What do you do for fun? We want your hobby(ies) to be your muse as your write your entry for K12's 2017 Poetry Contest. Whether you describe the rush of adrenaline you get playing a sport, the bugs you discover while gardening, the emotions you feel when singing a song or playing an instrument, or the sights you see on a bike ride, write about what you enjoy doing when you have free time.

Simply compose a haiku, cinquain, limerick, ballad, sonnet, free verse (or any other poetry writing style that suits your fancy) about your hobby(ies), 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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    Chess, a battle of wits, a battle of skill. Tentions run high as the clock starts ticking, the battle is beginning. Out come...

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    Stars so Bright.

    In the so so much light in the night

    They stay with us the whole night

    Until the dawn of...

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    Allena Ballerina

    Allena ballerina loves to dance

    she loves to twirl and prance.

    She is a girl who loves...

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    This is what I am told
    “Art is your hobby”
    And I cannot stop me
    For this is my joy

    I can be so in depth...

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    Daisy is my hobby
    She is my doggie.

    She's small and white
    and actually very bright

    Fluffy as a cloud...

  • The Pastime of Imagining
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    I love, oh, I love to daydream
    Such wonderful, wonderful things:

    Dragons and wagons,
    Riddles and fiddles,...

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    I tend to have a lot of hobbies. I have 3 that I enjoy the most. My first hobby is cooking. I love cooking with new...

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    I love to cook
    When the water is boiling
    I read a book
    I make pasta and chicken
    Sometimes I think of...

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    Making Life with a Pen

    Pen in my hand as my brain creates,
    a world never seen except in my dreams.
    This is...

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    Painting Surprise!

    I get out of bed because my mother says "Early to rise..."
    I rub the sleep from my eyes.
    ...

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    Getting up on stage with the crowd staring
    I take a deep breath and start singing
    as words come out of my mouth...

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    The Four Dances of the Changing Seasons

    Spring tap dances in like a gleeful child
    A riot of buds and blooms gone...

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    POKEMON

    Pokemon, Pokemon, I love Pokemon!
    Day and night full of cards
    I hope Charmander doesn't hear...

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    I love to go to the BEACH.
    I love to play in the sand.
    I love to collect seashells.
    Sparkly and Golden.
    ...

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    In a world where so many things
    Are erased or backtracked upon without care
    There is a certain security around the...

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    Big, Bold, Bones in Stones
    Facts, learning, Everything's Turning
    Imagine Monsters BIG AND HUGE
    Bugs, Plants,...

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    Books are Adventurous
    and Fun
    Books help you use your imagination
    Books help you discover many things
    Like...

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    Lights, Camera, Action.
    Is this real or is it fake?
    My life on a piece of paper,
    Done in just one take....

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    The first place I went was a New York berry field
    Then on to California is where my quest did yield.

    Soon I went...

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    Cinquain
    Hobby
    Relaxing, Unwind,
    Thrilling, Imaginative, Exciting
    Unique, Enjoyable, Delightful
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    I am a spy who likes to go spying.
    I see slobbering dogs and some people crying.

    I use my spy glass to look for a...

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    Beaches!
    Wind blowing through my hair.
    Sand between my toes.
    Waves lapping onto the sand.
    Feeling like the...

  • Swimming
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    I swim in the pool up and down.
    I stop and go round and round.
    I don't know about you, but I like blue.
    In the...

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    Through my eyes, I see a world with no color
    Inside I yearn to paint the world of my dreams
    Wishing to escape this...

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    Characters spring to life on pages,
    Taking me out of reality,
    Learning of another's life,
    Experiencing their...