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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    The blue and pink hit the page,
    Some of it is dark then begins to fade.
    As i add some gray and a hint of white,...

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    Basketball Poem 

    I like playing basketball 

    It's my hobby y'all 

    Breaking ankles and all...

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    I like poetry, true.

    I have big hands, blue.

    We eat sushi, eew.

    But I still love, you.

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    My hobby that I love to do is reading because it is fun and helps your brain learn I also like painting I once had one of my...

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    Volleyball soccer and basketball too,

    These are all sports that I like to do.

    With Soccer balls, volley balls...

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    The strokes of a pen,

    Creates the mind's ideas.

    Breathes life into art.

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    Rocks are not a flock of hawks. We rocks mocks the fox on the dock with an ox with red socks that knocks the rocks on the dock...

  • Pokemon Exploration
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    I really like playing Pokemon Go.

    First, I caught a Pikachu,

    Then I caught a Slowbro,

    Then I caught a...

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    Riding along.

    Seeing the landscape,

    Feeling the breeze,

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    Climb the two wheeled sensation

    Pedal down the old known path

    Ride to escape the pollution

     

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    The pencil, its own enemy,

    Holds on tight to the words clinging to my tongue,

    As if somehow it will be able to...

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    Behind this door it is silent
    Darkness fills that room
    There is just a hint of daylight
    As the artist’s hand...

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    Ballerina

     

    B is for ballet

    A leap in the air

     

    A twirl like a...

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    Dream lots of dreams

    Not like it seems

    Be who you want to be 

    Remember, you are free

    Are you...

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    Some nights I lay in gray, and my mind thinks. And I do not mean myself completely, I genuinely intend for you to know that it...

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    Everyday, I am a happy girl.

    Love to laugh and giggle.

    I like to learn, read, and play.

    Zoo is the best...

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    “Ever Be”

     

    I took my first breath

    Entered this world of sin.

    Yet, God had a plan for me to use my...

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    As I dive in the still water

    A rush flows through me,

    Adrenaline...

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    I love the simple sound

    of my sweet guitar.

    it voices when my fingers shake

    never held behind bars. ...

  • Belly Dancing
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    The room shifts around my form

    Tilt-a-whirl like turning about my hips

     

    The sitar sounds a song; bird-...

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    The Bow And The Arrow 

    I hold my bow so I can aim

    The bow is mine I ...

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    I smell the air

    warm, cold, fresh

    The touch of happiness

    all around the...

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    Mud pies mud pies, my favorite kind of pie.

    Mud pie mud pie, don't get it in your eyes.

    Mud pies mud pies save...

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    Drawing is a way to express,

    when your feeling down or depressed

    but when your feeling glad,

    there is no...