Saturday, June 7, 2014

The World is Awesome - As heard on KCRW Good Food!




The World Is Awesome
by Jobim Zeichner, age 11 (Jan 2014)


The world is awesome
The world is awesome
The world is in fact
An awesome place to be
Cuz ya see
The world is awesome

What I mean is
It certainly beats floating around
From place to place
In outer space
No air

Plus
It’s got bonus features
Like
Movies
Action
Suspense
Comedy
You choose

And plays
I perform
You clap
When I was younger
I could watch sitting in a lap
And
Every once in a while
There’s that
One day
Where you get to see
A beautiful
Sunrise
And a wonderful
Sunset

It’s got
Dogs
And licks
Cats
And bites
Nights with cuddles
A kiss
A lick
And a hiss
Goodnight

My dog licks me every morning
Every night
Every day after school
And then
As I’m falling to sleep
She snuggles up right next to my arm
And gives me at least three licks on my cheek

My cat says hello at most once a week
Which I take as a compliment
I know some cats that won’t even acknowledge
The presence of a human being
I think that’s pretty cool
Do you?

I like
Games
I mean think games are fun
Games
To play
On a board
A field
A fifty-inch flat screen TV
Cuz ya see
I think
The world is an awesome place to be
Don’ know ‘bout you
But I think
The world is awesome

There are ups
And there are downs
And sometimes in-betweens

Maybe I won’t get to go golfing
On my B-day
But that’s okay
Because I have kinect golf

And most likely I’ll get to go to
East Coast Bagel
Or at least
Native Foods
Chocolate bagels
And
Vegan (M)eats

I love
Sinking my teeth in to
Freshly cooked
Chocolate
Gourmet
Bagel
Yumminess

Have you ever tried vegan meat?
While I can assure you
You are in for
One hell of a ride
The minute you sink your teeth into
An all vegan
Chicken run ranch burger
Your mind will blow
The flavor that you can get in a vegan burger
So good
A twister wrap will do the same
And so will a classic deli Ruben

A twister tastes like a
Tangy
Satisfying
Gift
Ripe from the oven

A Classic Deli Ruben
Tastes like
Tangy
Meatless meatiness
Explosion

I love food
I hope that this sounds as delicious as it tastes
Because
I love it

I like many things
I like this world

Cuz
Now ya see
That the world
Really is
An
Awesome
Place to be

Cuz
Now ya see
That
The world
Really is 
Awesome

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My Bags Were Packed


My Bags Were Packed

“I’m ready to leave!”
I told my mom
My bags were packed and ready to go
She wasn’t ready
In fact
Quite the opposite
She didn’t want to go
She wanted to stay
She liked my school
She still does
So do I
So did I
It wasn’t the school
It wasn’t the teachers
I actually really like the teachers there
It was this kid
Only one
We both hated each other
We both took part
I admit he’s not the only bully
We were both bullies
To each other
We didn’t bully anybody
But each other

Then something shifted
I don’t know what
But something changed

We still aren’t friends
We still don’t like each other
But we aren’t enemies
We’re just classmates
Peers

This is what keeps me here
The fact that
Things do get better
Yes they do
Things get better