How to write a diamante poem

Teach your kids how to write a diamante poem--a fun, diamond-shaped poems about opposites.

Diamante: A seven-line poem that takes the shape of a diamond.

Lion
Majestic, proud
Roaring, snarling, prowling
Mane, muscle . . . Fleece, fluff
Bleating, leaping, grazing
Meek, gentle
Lamb

A Poem of Opposites

How to Write a Diamante Poem | Poetry for ChildrenRemember that the first and last words of a cinquain are synonyms—the last word of the poem renames the first.

Diamantes, however, are poems about opposites: the first and last words have opposite meanings (or convey opposite ideas).

A diamante has seven lines that follow this sequence:

Line A: Topic A (must be a noun)
Line B: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic A
Line C: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic A
Line D: Two concrete nouns about Topic A and two about Topic G
Line E: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic G
Line F: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic G
Line G: Topic G (must be a noun)

Here’s another example:

Light
Clear, brilliant
Glowing, shining, revealing
Mirror, candle . . . Whisper, shadow
Deepening, sleeping, shrouding
Black, quiet
Darkness

Brainstorming 

Use the tips below to brainstorm on blank paper for different ideas. Then follow the directions to write your own descriptive diamante. Because the poem has a limited number of words, choose each word carefully, avoiding vague, blah words.

Opposite Word Pair Ideas

Correct: age/youth (nouns)
Incorrect: old/young (adjectives)

  • cat/dog
  • boy/girl
  • hamburger/Coke
  • pencil/paper
  • sandals/sneakers
  • king/queen
  • fire/ice
  • thunder/lightning
  • earth/sea
  • rose/thorn
  • love/hate
  • victory/defeat
  • peace/turmoil

Line A: Name a topic (see the suggestions above for some ideas).
Line G: Name an opposite topic. (This will be the LAST line of your diamante.) Remember—topics must be nouns.
Line B: Brainstorm 5-6 vivid, concrete adjectives to describe Topic A. Do not choose words that end in “-ing.”
Line C: Brainstorm 5-6 highly descriptive participles (verbs ending in “-ing”) that fit Topic A.
Line D: Brainstorm several nouns that tell something about Topic A and Topic G. Be careful—make sure you choose NOUNS, not ADJECTIVES!
Line E: Brainstorm 5-6 highly descriptive participles (verbs ending in “-ing”) that fit Topic G.
Line F: Brainstorm 5-6 vivid, concrete adjectives to describe Topic G. Do not choose words that end in “-ing.”

Writing Your Diamante

  1. Pick out your most descriptive words from your brainstorming and put your diamante together. Diamantes do not need titles.
  2. When you are satisfied, recopy the poem onto clean notebook paper.
  3. Center your diamante on the paper.
  4. Begin each line with a capital letter, and remember your commas. Do not use ending punctuation.
  5. Include three spaced periods in the middle of Line D.
  6. When finished, double-check for concreteness!

Line A. _______
Line B. _______ , _______
Line C. _______ , _______ , _______
Line D. _______ , _______ . . . _______ , _______
Line E. _______ , _______ , _______
Line F. _______ , _______
Line G. _______

Now that you know how to write a diamante poem, I encourage you to write many more!

Diamante Poetry Contest!

The contest has ended.

Here’s a contest for kids age 8-17! Post your children’s diamante poems in the comment section by September 17. A student may enter up to three diamante poems, but each must be submitted as a separate comment. Include the student’s first name and age with each submission.

  • Submissions will be accepted September 10-17, 2008.
  • Winning poems must adhere strictly to the format rules above. 
  • On September 18, winners will be drawn randomly from eligible submissions.
  • Winning poems will appear here at the In Our Write Minds blog September 18.

Grand Prize is a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card for the student and a $10 WriteShop gift certificate for the parent.

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115 Comments

  • Posted September 10, 2008

    Jen

    Sparrow
    Small, delicate
    Gliding, singing, dancing
    Feather, wing…scales, fins
    Swimming, leaping, diving
    Slippery, wiggly
    Fish
    Emily age 10

  • Posted September 10, 2008

    Jen

    Sun
    Big, bright
    Shining, warming, lighting
    Day, clouds…night, stars
    Glowing, shimmering, smiling
    Round, silvery
    Moon

    Lauren age 8

  • Posted September 10, 2008

    Joanna

    Cheetah
    Fast, strong
    Bitting, speeding, hunting
    Spots, muscle . . . Shell, slime
    Nibbling, hiding, sliding
    Slow, weak
    Snail

    Anthony, age 11

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    Peggy

    Food
    Delicious, colorful
    Eating, tasting, filling
    Pizza, melon…Water, juice
    Quenching, thirsting, pouring
    Slurpy, cold
    Drink

    Ellie, age 11

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    Peggy

    Fire
    Hot, bright
    Blinding, spreading, warming
    Smoke, heat . . . Glass, crystal
    Freezing, cracking, crunching
    Dark, cold
    Ice

    Molly, age 8

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    Stacy

    clean
    shine, sparkle
    bathing, gurggling, waxing
    cat, tub…..mud, sand
    oily, bloody
    dirt

    Logan, age 8

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    Emily Steiner

    Go-Cart
    Loud, furious
    Ripping, bumping, racing
    Seatbelt, motor…wood, fiberglass
    Paddling, floating, tipping
    Long, narrow
    Canoe

    Emily 15

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    Elieha

    Skateboard
    Colorful, concave
    Pushing, turning, flipping
    Trucks, bolts…strings, frets
    Tuning, muting, sliding
    Rounded, long
    Guitar

    Elieha, 16

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    Aaron

    Coyote
    Sneaky, sleak
    Howling, growling, running
    Fur, teeth…shell, tail
    Snapping, swimming, crawling
    Lazy, unsociable
    Turtle

    Aaron, 12

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    Austin

    Cold

    Chilly, nippy

    North Pole, ice…sun, fire

    Glowing, sizzling, blazing

    Feverish, red-hot

    Heat

    Austin 14

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    LivingforGod

    Eagle
    Enormous, majestic
    Soaring, swooping, grasping
    Predator, strength…Helplessness, prey
    Hopping, nibbling, twitching
    Furry, frisky
    Rabbit

    Josiah 9

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    LivingforGod

    Mountain
    Gigantic, rocky
    Climbing, hiking, skiing
    Avalanche, altitudes…Depth, waves
    Surfing, crabbing, beach-combing
    Salty, breezy
    Ocean

    Josiah 9

  • Posted September 11, 2008

    LivingforGod

    Animals
    Wild, domesticated
    Moving, mating, communicating
    Zoo, pets…Photosynthesis, chlorophyl
    Growing, blooming, withering
    Native, exotic
    Plants

    Josiah 9

  • Posted September 12, 2008

    Elizabeth Lee

    Love
    cherish, desire
    appealing, liking, gratifying
    heart, God…..devil, death
    loathing, revolting, disgusting
    bad, black
    Hate

    Elizabeth, age 10

  • Posted September 12, 2008

    Hannah

    War
    Terror, Hatred
    Killing, Fighting, Conquering
    Blood, Freedom…Freedom, Life
    Caring, Saving, Helping
    Brave, Love
    Peace

    Hannah, age 15

  • Posted September 12, 2008

    Elieha

    Tornado
    Strong, stormy
    Twisting, roaring, ripping
    Wind, hail…bud, stem
    Growing, blooming, dying
    Colorful, showy
    Rose
    Elieha 16

  • Posted September 12, 2008

    Brianna

    God
    Powerful, Majestic
    Perfect, Holy, Wonderful
    Love, Mercy . . . Hate, Anger
    Evil, Terror, Sin
    Terrible, Horrifying
    Satan

    Brianna, 16

  • Posted September 12, 2008

    Emily

    Fair
    Excitable, sensational
    Walking, screaming, tiring
    Zipper, Elephant Ears…Green, plant
    Watering, growing, mowing
    Uneventful, unfavorable
    Grass

    Emily, 15

  • Posted September 12, 2008

    Aaron

    Tool
    Long, cool
    Cutting, carving, shaving
    Metal, Blade…Black, Leg
    Flying, smashing,oozing
    Ugly, dead
    Bug

    Aaron, 12

  • Posted September 12, 2008

    Madison

    Americans
    Free, joyous
    Loving, blessing, volunteering
    Entrepreneurs, leaders … hostages, prisoners
    Working, suffering, slaving
    Bound, gloomy
    Captives

    Madison, age 10

  • Posted September 13, 2008

    Ashleigh

    Ice
    White, cold
    Freezing, snowing, shivering
    Popsicle, snowflake … Lava, sun
    Burning, heating, sweating
    Bright, red
    Fire

    Ashleigh, age 9

  • Posted September 13, 2008

    Maria

    Sun
    Brilliant, vivid
    Simmering, heating, blazing,
    Brightness, energy . . . Craters, planet
    Glowing, glimmering, shining
    Luminous, incandescent
    Moon

    Maria, age 17

  • Posted September 13, 2008

    Warr

    Love
    passionate, everlasting
    thoughtful, forgiving, healing
    humble, Jesus . . . Satan, arrogant
    destroying, degrading, thoughtless
    transient, passionate
    Hate

    Warren, age 14

  • Posted September 14, 2008

    LoverOfSharks

    Day
    brilliance, warmth
    shining, glowing, revealing
    sunshine, birds… shadows, owls
    darkening, shrouding, concealing
    ebony, chill
    Night

    Heather, 15

  • Posted September 14, 2008

    LoverOfSharks

    Child
    Young, frivolous
    Running, shouting, playing
    Park, school … House, job
    Driving, rushing, working
    Older, serious
    Adult

    Heather, 15

  • Posted September 14, 2008

    LoverOfSharks

    Sound
    Bright, melodious
    Rising, calling, filling
    Chimes, resonance … Stillness, hush
    Calming, comforting, stirring
    Dark, quiet
    Silence

    Heather, 15

  • Posted September 14, 2008

    Maria

    Oven
    Hot, dry,
    Searing, baking, blazing
    Energy, heat . . . Ice, frost
    Hardening, chilling, cooling
    Frigid, wintry
    Freezer

    Maria, 17

  • Posted September 14, 2008

    Maria

    Past
    Gone, historic
    Fading, teaching, recalling
    Memories, heroes . . . Guesses, possibilities
    Puzzling, eluding, mystifying
    Anonymous, veiled
    Future

    Maria 17

  • Posted September 14, 2008

    Lillian

    Ocean
    Vast, sapphire
    Splashing, sparkling, rippling
    Waves, breeze . . . Mirages, cacti
    Scorching, swirling, parching
    Waterless, gritty
    Desert

    Lillian 15

  • Posted September 14, 2008

    Lillian

    Cocoon
    Brown, smooth
    Dangling, waiting, swaying
    Casing, metamorphosis . . . Wings, antennae
    Gliding, flying, searching
    Delicate, nocturnal
    Moth

    Lillian 15

  • Posted September 14, 2008

    Vincent

    Arctic
    Blustery, desolate
    Swirling, screaming, freezing
    Caribou, igloos . . . Camels, tents
    Burning, blinding, whistling
    Barren, dry
    Desert

    Vincent 13

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Kim Campoli

    Dead
    Depressing, sad
    Crying, sleeping, dying
    Graveyard, gravestone . . . Home, family
    Skipping, running, jumping
    Happy, joyful
    Alive

    Cody, age 12

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Kim Campoli

    Water
    Ocean, sea
    Fish, cold, blue
    Clean, liquid . . . Hot, bright
    Flaming, burning, destroying
    Warm, dangerous
    Fire

    Cody, age 12

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Sue

    Dove
    Harmless, pure
    Enchanting, loving, calming
    Sacrifice, peace … reptile, strategist
    Cunning, daring, charming
    Subtle, wise
    Serpent

    Leah, 13

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Gabriella

    Friend
    Kind, considerate
    Laughing, trusting, sharing
    Ally, companion…Rival, opponent
    Distrusting, opposing, disagreeing
    Angry, uncaring
    Enemy

    Gabriella, 13

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Gabriella

    Sunrise
    Pink, purple
    Shining, shimmering, brightening
    Dawn, light…Dusk,shadows
    Changing, glowing, darkening
    Red, orange
    Sunset

    Gabriella, 13

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Gabriella

    Winter
    Cold, frosty
    Snowing, sleeting, freezing
    Scarves, sweaters … Sandals, shorts
    Shining, scorching, burning
    Sunny, bright
    Summer

    Gabriella, 13

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    madison

    Fire
    Bright, brilliant
    Glowing, shining, leaping
    Sparks, embers … Snow, frost
    Sparkling, freezing, gleaming
    Cold, still
    Ice

    Madison, 10

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    madison

    Sun
    Bright, brilliant
    Shimmering, shining, warming
    Fire, summer … Rocks, craters
    Glowing, gleaming, glistening
    Gray, quiet
    Moon

    Madison, 10

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    madison

    Water
    Clear, blue
    Rushing, gushing, gurgling
    Bubbles, froth … Heat, inferno
    Creeping, oozing, bubbling
    Bright, molten
    Lava

    Madison, 10

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Hudsons

    Darkness
    Gloomy, sinister
    Chilling, frightening, overshadowing
    Death, night … Jesus, life
    Warming, comforting , shining
    Glorious, bright
    Light

    Joey, Age 9 1/2

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Cam

    Forest
    Green, shady
    Leafing, cooling, towering
    Thicket, lush . . . Dunes, thorns
    Eroding, prickling, scorching
    Brown, hot
    Desert

    Cam, age 17

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Cam

    Butterfly
    Quiet, innocent
    Blooming, floating, dreaming
    Flowers, proboscis . . . Prey, venom
    Buzzing, weaving, stinging
    Loud, cruel
    Hornet

    Cam, age 17

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Cam

    Sound
    Life, true
    Hearing, vibrating, feeling
    Resonance, tone . . . Motionless, calm
    Tiring, boring, thinking
    Deaf, false
    Silence

    Cam, 17

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Sarah

    Flower
    Delicate, exquisite
    Swaying, bending, dazzling
    Stem, petals . . . Point, pain
    Jabbing, stabbing, throbbing
    Vicious, vile
    Thorn

    Sarah 11

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Kristen age 11

    Love
    Sweet, pure
    Giving, hoping, warming
    Wonder, mercy … Anger, fear
    Taking, fighting, destroying
    Evil, bitter
    Hate

    Kristen, age 11

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Amy

    Peace
    Contented, unruffled
    Resting, quieting, calming
    Friendship, relief…uproar, hubbub
    Fighting, confusing, tormenting
    Bleak, stormy
    Turmoil

    Amy, age 8

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Abdullah

    Fire
    Red, hot
    Glowing, smoking, blazing
    Heat, flame…frost, chill
    Freezing, biting, piercing
    Bitter, cold
    Ice

    Abdullah, age 14

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Abdullah

    Thunder
    Deep, loud
    Deafening, echoing, booming
    Peal, clap…Streak, flash
    Gleaming, flickering, flaring
    Brilliant, radiant
    Lightning

    Abdullah, age 14

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Teresa

    Land
    Green, lush
    Welcoming, giving, thriving
    Grass, trees . . . Water, boats
    Storming, crashing, threatening
    Deep, vast
    Sea

    Kaela, age 11

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Teresa

    Wetness
    Warm, cold
    Splashing, soaking, washing
    Puddles, pools . . . deserts, towel
    Cracking, crumbling, draining
    Cozy, safe
    Dryness

    Kaela, age 11

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Teresa

    Pencil
    Sharp, wooden
    Sharpening, writing, drawing
    Graphite, utensil . . . PaperMate, Pink Pearl
    Rubbing, eliminating, extinguishing
    Dirty, oval
    Eraser

    Mason, age 11

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Rachel

    Cat
    Cute, cuddly
    Purring, scratching, climbing
    Siamese, tiger . . . wolf, Jack Russell
    Barking, chasing, playing
    Spotted, speckled
    Dog

    Hannah, age 11

  • Posted September 15, 2008

    Rachel

    Sun
    Bright, light
    Shining, blinding, brightening
    Star, heat . . . Crescent, satellite
    Changing, traveling, loving
    Beautiful, white
    Moon

    Priscilla, age 11

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Rachel

    War
    Unfriendly, dark
    Fighting, battling, striving
    Sword, guns . . . Harmony, dove
    Healing, uniting, reconciling
    Graceful, heavenly
    Peace

    Tommy, age 10

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Maddie

    Creation
    Meaningful,perfect
    Obeying,thriving,multiplying
    Life,color…Mistakes,chance
    Changing,shifting,forming
    Random,purposeless
    Evolution

    Madison,11

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Bailey

    Lucifer,
    dark, handsome,
    deceiving, alluring, haunting,
    earth, blood…earth, blood,
    Sheltering, Calling, Loving,
    Loud, Quiet.
    Christ

    Bailey, age 17

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Ashley C.

    God
    magnificient, extraordinary
    judging, loving, fair
    lion, eagle…demon, monster
    decieved, hated, ruined
    mad, wild
    Satan

    Ashley, age 12

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Hannah

    Tree
    Majestic, gigantic
    Towering, rustling, bending
    Leaves, bark…Petals, seeds
    Budding, blooming, unfolding
    Delicate, fragrant
    Flower

    Hannah, age 13

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Cory

    Plant
    Leafy, green
    Changing, growing, swaying
    Seeds, roots…Legs, movement
    Breathing, living, sleeping
    Gentle, colorful
    Animal

    Cory, age 8

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Cory

    Sun
    Massive, powerful
    Glowing, sparkling, burning
    Star, gases…Craters, rocks
    Turning, spinning, reflecting
    Small, gray
    Moon

    Cory, age 8

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Hannah

    Rain
    Damp, dreary
    Pouring, dripping, splashing
    Liquid, puddles…Fluffs, mounds
    Drifting, floating, sparkling
    Pure, clean
    Snow

    Hannah, age 13

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Hannah

    Elephant
    Heavy, strong
    Lumbering, trumpeting, spraying
    Trunk, tusks…Whiskers, cheese
    Scurrying, trembling, gnawing
    Tiny, timid
    Mouse

    Hannah, age 13

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Cory

    Fly
    Flying, zooming
    Annoying, buzzing, germ-spreading
    Abdomen, wing…Legs, webs
    Fast-moving, bug-catching, web-spinning
    Gross, skillful
    Spider

    Cory, age 8

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Grace

    Fruit
    Juicy, delicious
    Dripping, refreshing, nourishing
    Strawberries, raspberries . . . Broccoli, cucumbers
    Killing, harming, crying
    Colorful, rooted
    Veggies

    Jessica, age 11

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Lynn

    Winter
    Cold, white
    Shivering, starving, freezing
    Snow, ice…Bugs, fruit
    Playing, drinking, eating
    Sweet, hot
    Summer

    Hannah, age 10

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Lynn

    Streams
    Quiet, peaceful
    Glowing, loving, caring
    Water, fish…force, stampede
    Daring, roaring, rushing
    Bold, awesome
    Waterfalls

    Chauncea, age 8

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Sue

    Saul
    Lost, mislead
    Lurking, tricking, hurting
    Sin, Oldness … Christian, newness
    Serving, Helping, Saving
    Honest, good
    Paul

    Leah
    Age 13

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Sue

    Acorn
    Small, simple
    Dying, sprouting, growing
    Seed, nut … timber, tree
    Living, towering, shading
    Large, magnificent
    Oak

    Leah
    Age 13

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Jordyn T

    Friend
    Kind, merciful
    Caring, loving, giving
    Companion, confidant…rival, foe
    Threatening, harming, hating
    Rude, cruel
    Enemy

    Jordyn, age 12

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Kathy Petty

    Transparent
    Translucent, luminous
    Glimmering, shining, dazzling
    Air, water . . . Earth, wood
    Darkening, concealing, blocking
    Solid, sturdy
    Opaque

    Levi, age 10

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Kathy Petty

    Good
    Kind, gentle
    Shining, protecting, glowing
    Love, peace . . . Anarchy, hatred
    Killing, burning, hungering
    Dark, fearful
    Evil

    Elijah, age 13

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Kathy Petty

    Life
    Warm, harmonious
    Breathing, throbbing, growing
    Radiance, good . . . Immobile, dark
    Whispering, thirsting, mourning
    Discordant, cold
    Death

    Elijah, age 13

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Jordyn T

    Celebration
    Extravagant, flamboyant
    Singing, dancing, laughing
    Friends, family…friends, family
    Crying, mourning, weeping
    Distressed, emotional
    Funeral

    Jordyn, age 12

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Kathy Petty

    Summer
    Green, warm
    Growing, laughing, leaping
    Joy, light . . . Dark, sadness
    Dying, slowing, aging
    Gray, cold
    Winter

    Elijah, age 13

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Jordyn T

    Eagle
    Proud, bold
    Flying, gliding, soaring
    Fowl, wings…worker, survivor
    Buzzing, hovering, fluttering
    Whimsical, feeble
    Hummingbird

    Jordyn T. age 12

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Kathy Petty

    Fire
    Red, hot
    Scorching, burning, boiling
    Ember, flame . . . Frost, glacier
    Freezing, crackling, chilling
    Blue, cold
    Ice

    Levi, age 10

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Rachel T.

    Mother
    Tender, patient
    Guiding, mending, shielding
    Organizer, teacher…provider, mentor
    Encouraging, adoring, inspiring
    Spontaneous, enthusiastic
    Father

    Rachel T., age 14

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Rachel T.

    Orphan
    Solemn, helpless
    Cutting, vexing, depressing
    Prisoner, outcast…home, laughter
    Loving, securing, caring
    Tender, warm
    Family

    Rachel T. 14

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Rachel T.

    Addiction
    Oppression, defeat
    Consuming, confining, afflicting
    Lock, chains…keys, wings
    Soaring, dreaming, living
    Peaceful, victorious
    Freedom

    Rachel T. age 14

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Emily I.

    Winter
    Frigid, stormy
    Shivering, blowing, skiing
    Ice, wind…Heat, humidity
    Sweating, drinking, swimming
    Dry, hot
    Summer

    Emily I. age 12

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Emily I.

    Heaven
    Perfect, unbelievable
    Rejoicing, everlasting, praising
    Paradise, nirvana…Purgatory, heat
    Suffering, wailing, mourning
    Fiery, dreadful
    Hell

    Emily I. age 12

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    gabe dalpiaz

    peace
    truth, light
    purifying, radiating, forthcoming
    happiness, freedom . . . destruction, evil
    hating, shooting, rampaging
    death, sadness
    war

    Gabe D. age 12

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Bailey

    Beautiful,
    different, special,
    stunning, amazing, astonishing
    flower, sun…rain, weed,
    hurting, hating, screaming,
    different, obnoxious,
    Ugly.

    Bailey age 17

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    Bailey

    Angels,
    strong, bright,
    fighting, flying, winning,
    sun, light…darkness, death,
    deceiving, killing, hating,
    sick, evil,
    Demons.

    Bailey age 17

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    LifeofFaith

    Man
    Strong, brave
    Working, providing, protecting
    Dad, leader…Homemaker, mom
    Helping, caring, comforting
    Graceful, feminine
    Woman

    Alyssa 15

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    LifeofFaith

    Adoption
    Compassionate, joyful
    Loving, saving, welcoming
    Family, life…Death, cruelty
    Murdering, destroying, ruining
    Selfish, sinful
    Abortion

    Alyssa 15

  • Posted September 16, 2008

    LifeofFaith

    Child
    Small, innocent
    Playing, learning, asking
    Student, playmate…Parent, teacher
    Working, helping, guiding
    Experienced, mature
    Adult

    Alyssa 15

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Brandon

    Chickens
    Feathery, colorful
    Perching, clucking, flying
    Beak, prey…Fangs, predator
    Running, jumping, eating
    Furry, red
    Fox

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Hunter age 10

    Brachiosaurus
    Quadruped, herbivore
    Grazing, munching, chewing
    Longneck, cow … Hunter, wolf
    Prowling, stalking, ripping
    Carnivore, biped
    Velociraptor

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Ian Caltabiano

    Moon
    White, Gentle
    Reflecting, Rotating, Orbiting
    Glow, Rocky, Candles, Light
    Blasting, Heating,Flaming
    Yellow, Hot
    Sun

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Lucy Dalpiaz

    night
    dark, cloudy
    chirping, hunting, hooting
    stars, crickets … ducks, sky
    splashing, swimming, singing
    sunny, warm
    day

    by Lucy D, 8

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    courtney

    dark
    murky, gloomy,
    lurking, depressing, haunting,
    mischievousness, evil…divine, heavenliness
    brightening, illuminating, glowing
    cheerful, untroubled
    light

    by Courtney, 15

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Jesse, age 9

    Robot
    Humanoid, neat
    Moving, kicking, sensing
    Motherboard, wires…blocks, wheels
    Building, breaking, collecting
    Colorful, fun
    Legos

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Rose Watson

    Sneakers
    Warm, tough
    Running, walking, playing
    Laces, holes . . . Elastic, ribbon
    Jumping, turning, pointing
    Flexible, cottony
    Ballet shoes

    by Rose, 13

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Abbie

    Fire
    Hot, beautiful
    Blazing, shining, warming
    Light, heat . . . freeze, cold
    Chilling, melting, vanishing
    Clear, white
    Ice

    Abbie age 12

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Alex

    God
    Brilliant, bright
    Giving, loving, caring
    Heaven, Father . . . Hell, demon
    Taking, lying, hating
    Smart, dark
    Satan

    by: Alexandria, 10

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Avery

    Dog
    Loyal, cute
    Playing, barking, begging
    Fur, paws . . . hair, claws
    Climbing, purring, sleeping
    Sneaky, friend
    Cat

    By: Avery, 8

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Emilee, Age 11

    Salt
    Tasty, white
    Pinching, cooking, eating
    Yummy, mineral . . . Spicy, plant
    Grinding, shaking, sneezing
    Hot, black
    Pepper

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Caleb Harris

    Rock
    Hard, heavy
    Sinking, crushing, tripping
    Mineral, boulder…bluejay, robin
    Floating, tickling, flying
    Colorful, light
    Feather

    Caleb, 9

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Caleb Harris

    Winter
    Cold, snowy
    Freezing, skiing, sledding
    Blizzard, Christmas…baseball, popsicles
    Sweating, swimming, burning
    Hot, sunny
    Summer

    Caleb, 9

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Hannah, age 14

    Jesus
    Mighty, powerful
    Loving, caring, ruling
    Lampost, pathway…night, shadow
    Whispering, deceiving, lying
    Evil, selfish
    Satan

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Hannah

    Aslan
    Dignified, majestic
    Caring, protecting, advising
    Sunlight, walkway…night, pits
    Enchanting, powerless, intimidating
    Proud, feared
    Jadis

    Hannah, age 14

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Hannah

    Love
    Powerful, warm
    Inviting, adoring, embracing
    Soft, gentle…Hard, rough
    Angering, despising, blackening
    Cold, blackness
    Hate

    Hannah, age 14

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Christina, age 12

    Gandalf
    White, tall
    Saving, caring, loving
    Fast, smart…Slow, evil
    Killing, destroying, haunting
    Black, tall
    Sauron

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Christina, age 12

    God
    Powerful, wonderful
    Forgiving, loving, caring
    Beautiful, bright…Dark, scary
    Sneaking, stealing, destroying
    Mean, horrible
    Satan

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Christina, age 12

    Spring
    Warm, sunny
    Blooming, warming, living
    Beautiful, bright…Colorful, nice
    Changing, falling, cooling
    Wonderful, crisp
    Fall

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Ethan Fiore

    Fire
    Warm, smoky
    Crackling, popping, burning
    Flame, heat…Sparkle, snow
    Cooling, stinging, freezing
    Cold, harsh
    Ice

    Ethan, age 14

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    John Fiore

    Fire
    Hot, bright
    Burning, dancing, sweating
    Flame, spark . . . Frost, cube
    Freezing, snowing, shivering
    Cold, blue
    Ice

    John, age 15

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Maria

    Winter
    Quiet, frigid
    Blackening, icing, snowing
    Flurries, chill . . . Sun, sky
    Shining, brightening, cheering
    Warm, shiny
    Summer

    Maria, age 12

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Maria

    Sun
    Radiant, brilliant
    Brightening, cheering, gleaming
    Shine, glow . . . Storm, shower
    Drizzling, sprinkling, pouring
    Wet, cold
    Rain

    Maria, age 12

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Maria

    Fall
    Cool, nippy
    Chilling, blowing, darkening
    Leaves, wind . . . Flowers, life
    Blooming, blossoming, budding
    Warm, bright
    Spring

    Maria, age 12

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Sarah Fiore age 11

    Land
    Dry, solid
    Molding, growing, nourishing
    Desert, island…Stream, lake
    Drinking, flowing, bubbling
    Moist, wet
    Water

    Sarah, age 11

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    ELizabeth Fiore age 12

    Pain
    Intense, terrible
    Suffering, torturing, piercing
    Ache, twitch…Ease, comfort
    Pleasing, captivating, loving
    Joyful, peaceful
    Pleasure

  • Posted September 17, 2008

    Abigail Fiore age 8

    Cocoon
    Dark, hard
    Working, wiggling, pushing
    Cage, break…free, fun
    Flying, flapping, fluttering
    Sunny, wonderful
    Butterfly

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