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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    She is beautiful

    Every laugh warmed my soul; Every touch was electrifying

    She is impowering

    So much, too...

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    Beauty in the branches covered in moss
    Beauty in the way the sun and waters cross
    To then create the sunrise you see...

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    Oh my lovely Hesperia,

    You welcomed me into your arms of sunshine when I was five,

    Oh my lovely Hesperia, how...

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    Stars

    Look at us now, look where we are

    Look at us now we're practically stars

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    ~ WINDING ROADS ~

    winding roads that seem to capture my breathe at every bend

    as each bend is to the...

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    You are scattered into pieces yet still beating as one… You are the map of my soul… You are imprints in my memories that are...

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    Wisps of Home

     

    Puffy one time, a blanket the next.

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    My Hometown

     

    In the trees

    I cannot...

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    The blackened skies will send you warning
    but you will never listen
    The wind will scream a frightening story
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    I love my animals there so much fun i love them. I have only have two animals which is a cat and a dog. I love my cat she...

  • Dawsonville
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    Located in northern Georgia is where my home resides. 

    There is a glass door where the sun peeks through and hurts my...

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    Columbus, Ohio

    Grey leaves, brown roads

    Stonger smell than a bunch of toads.

    Trash...

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    Gold

    I came here for one reason, and one reason only

    I am here to prove that none of you here ...

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    Oh what a sight

    Of all the street lights so bright

    We live in the city

    Which is not always pretty

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    Fiesta has always been one of my favorie times of the year. Confetti litters the street, little dots of colored paper, paper...

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    I am from Houston
    Beat Harvey, strong, and lively
    H-town born and raised

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    My hometown of Hamilton

    The snowy days are pretty

    The rainy days make this town dreary

    The town has many...

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    here i am agian running

    running away from my past 

    running away from the people that in it

    but im tried...

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    Pearl River Louisana is where i am from. Born in a house planted in a forest where three sisters would play and run. Being...

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    Bellefonatine is like a small anthill , everyone knows everyone and we all contrubute to keep our town up and maintained, We...

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    I like where I live. 

    Here the sky is always blue.

    It can be a little rainy. 

    Do you like your home, too...

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    My hometown is where home is

    Straight out the south

     Alot of times our town travels by mouth

    No we do not...

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    A Day in Kenosha

    With extensive joy, I can say school is done!

    But that is never the end to the fun.

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    Oklahoma City

    A place of wonder and zest

    Oh but it’s just a pity...

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    • Toledo is a fairly big city
    • There's lots of art that is very pretty
    • In Toledo there is plenty to do...