Inspired Art Artists

Every year for Inspired Art we work with a number of amazing and talented artists. This year we have over 50 artists joining us for this exciting event. Artwork will come from a variety of mediums from paintings and photography to sculptures. Get to know our amazing artists and see examples of their work below.

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Artists taking part in Inspired Art (listed alphabetically):

Straight Line to Love
by: Barbara Bachtell
Email – Barbara_bachtell@yahoo.com

Inspired by:
Neptune the Seahorse

I’m going to tell you
A story about a seahorse in the sea
About the cutest one there can ever be
A yellow stomach and blue skin
Two small horns
and a very weird chin
This horse was named Neptune
Her younger brothers were little goons
Her mother was pink
Her dad was tan
and the ocean they lived far from land
The seahorses were out at a party one day
The Neptune was about to say
But something grabbed and took her far away
From her family and where she stayed
Her mother was crying super hard
then floating through the sea came a card
it said, “I have trapped your daughter.”
Far away and out of the water
The seahorses did not know how to save her
So her mom became a savior
She swam out of the water really fast
like a cannon from the past
She found Neptune in a cage
which really raised her rage
The monster was going to eat them
which wasn’t fair
But suddenly the monster got whacked by a chair
It was the brothers and the dad
who had gotten very mad
The boys freed the girls and they were fine
They went back to the water in a straight line
“Oh dear Neptune what were you going to say before
the monster got you?”
I wanted to say “I love you.”
Colton, 4th Grade
Holy Family School Parma

Cleveland
By: Besty Banks

Email – betsybanks@gmail.com

Inspired By:

Cleveland
CLE-VE-LAND
O-H-I-O
Art, History, Kids Museum
Severance Hall
Lit-tle Italy
CLE-VE-LAND
Science Center – Rock Hall
Playhouse Square – Public Square
Aquarium – Carriage Rides
LO-LLY the trolly
Cavs, Indians, Browns and Monsters
CLE-VE-LAND
Westside Market- Gordon Square
Jefferson Park- Steelyard Commons
Christmas Story House “you’ll shoot your eye out!”
CLE-VE-LAND
Metroparks sledding – Edgewater swimming
Front porch sitting – Back yard fires
CLE-VE-LAND
It’s where we live!
Girls Team
Newton D. Baker School of Arts

Beautiful Trees
By: Jim Baron

Email- jim@baronphotography.net
Website – Baronphotography.net

Inspired By:

Beautiful Tree
Roots, air, water and the beginning of life
The necessity of life.
Something that keeps us together and alive, a tree
You as the tree, could be the leaves, wood,
branches, roots, but most of all love.
Everyone has a family tree with many layers
Like us, some people may try to cut you down.
DON’T LET THEM!
For we live for eternity in the land of God,
Remember don’t fall,
My STRONG, BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL TREE.
Kiera, 4th Grade
Holy Family School Parma

The Most Frightening Night of the Year
By: Quinn Bilson

Email – bilsonhannah1@gmail.com
Website – instagram.com/itsmequinnly/

Inspired By:

Halloween
Halloween Halloween
oh how I love Halloween
it is my
Favorite holiday
the reason because
I love to be scared,
oh how I have fun
being scared.
I love ghost and
zombies
I love skeleton and gargoyle
Oh I am the king of Halloween
and the king of being scared
And of scaring people while being quiet
and scaring
Oh how it is fun
I love Halloween
You can be anything or person
The best thing about Halloween is
when you can dress up
and get candy that is why
I love when it is October and Halloween.
Grant, 3rd Grade
Wade Park School

Stars Have No Fear
By: Judith Brandon

Email – judybrandon@gmail.com
Website – jmbrandon.com

Inspired By:

Working Together
When you are in space
There’s no air to be found.
When you are on Earth there’s a lot of
air to go around.
We will make this through air or not.
We make big risks to the point,
We are not scared.
When I reach for the stars
I know we will make it.
A sign will lead us to freedom.
Nothing can stop us.
We will not give up.
Ja’niyah, 4th Grade
Wader Park School


When I Walk Outside
By: Cheryl Brickman

Email – clbrick408@yahoo.com

Inspired By:

When I Walk Outside
I want to walk outside and see bright, clean houses
But all I see are abandoned, dirty houses with broken windows
I want to see bright green, living grass,
But all I see is brown, dying grass and litter
Messy as my classroom at the end of the day
I want to smell fresh air when I walk outside
But all I smell is garbage
Stinky as a dead animal
When I go to Lake Erie
I see dark brown water,
But I want to see water as blue as my mom’s eyes
I feel disappointed because people don’t care.
The earth is as fragile as glass
It’s everyone’s job to take care of our earth.
Katie, 4th grade
Mound STEM School


Virtual Reality
By: J.B

Inspired By:

Virtual Reality
The levels of video games
are like the levels of our lives
try your best and you might succeed
do it right and you get high fives
I’m so brave I can finally go
slay the dragon, save the princess
focus and determination
you achieve big dreams, pass the tests
if I pick a random portal
it might be deadly it might be safe
we learned you have to think before you act,
that’s a fact!
in video games and in every day.
Boys Team
Newton D. Baker School of Arts

Cleveland
By: Elizabeth Carney
Email – hiphop9658@gmail.com

Inspired By:

Cleveland
CLE-VE-LAND
O-H-I-O
Art, History, Kids Museum
Severance Hall
Lit-tle Italy
CLE-VE-LAND
Science Center – Rock Hall
Playhouse Square – Public Square
Aquarium – Carriage Rides
LO-LLY the trolly
Cavs, Indians, Browns and Monsters
CLE-VE-LAND
Westside Market- Gordon Square
Jefferson Park- Steelyard Commons
Christmas Story House “you’ll shoot your eye out!”
CLE-VE-LAND
Metroparks sledding – Edgewater swimming
Front porch sitting – Back yard fires
CLE-VE-LAND
It’s where we live!
Girls Team
Newton D. Baker School of Arts


Jeralyis’s Rainbow Sky
By: Adria Chavers

Email – adriachavers@gmail.com
Website – facebook.com/officialA.C.Creativity/

Inspired By:

Jeralyis’s Rainbow Sky
I am a rainbow
So bright and blue
when you see me
I see you.
I am a rose so
pretty as can be
like a swan so
elegant and pretty
Never dark like a cloud
Always light as the sun
Bright pink like the stars
but never dark as black
I’m a Lamborghini fast and cool
I’m not a slugbug
Slow and junky
People don’t understand
I like me for me
You can’t change me
into who you want me to be.
Jeralyis, 6th Grade
Artemus Ward School


Engulfed in Love
By:
Katherine Check
Email – katiekcheck@gmail.com
Website – flourishingflamingoarts.com

Inspired By:

She is London
She is strong
She is brave
She is unapologetic
Her skin is smooth and beautiful
like deep dark chocolate
Her hair is thick like wool
Her smile is calm
like the first sun
Love is within her
Love protects her
Love is her
She is London.
London, 4th Grade
Willson School

Winter’s Muse
By: Julie Cook
Email – wallexpressionsbyjulie@gmail.com
Website – Wallexpressionsbyjulie.com

Inspired By:

Winter
Winter is cold
You can hold the snow
Look outside
You think the snow went away
But no,
The snow will be there for as long as you can think
Its night, then day
The snow still here
I see people walking their dogs on the snow
The snow is white
Sometimes brown
I always wonder why the sun just takes the snow away
Be happy because summer is coming soon.
Jolianis, 7th Grade
Buhrer Dual Language Academy


Break Through
By: Tom Desko

Email – tomdesko@gmail.com

Inspired By:

Rising Above
Don’t try to be like your friends
They won’t teach you right from wrong
Be someone you can depend on
and not just following trends
I come to school to be taught
And to make big dreams
I want to be something that beems
And I need to give everything my best shot.
My mom always taught me to stay true
And to never stray from the route
People thinking they know what I’m about
I know who I am, but do you know you?
I want to be something great
And do great things as I get older
Brushing off the shoulder
When people try to hate
I don’t care what other people say
This is my life not yours
I’m here to kick down doors
While you just want to play
Never getting misled
by people that aren’t worth it
With these people I’m not trying to fit
Cause a winner I was born and bred.
Brooklyn, 5th Grade
Albert Bushnell Hart School 


Katie’s Double Vision
By: Barb Everett

Email – barbleverett@hotmail.com
Website – celebrationpainting.com
Artist Video – https://youtu.be/laQ10J2_xJg

Inspired By:

When I Walk Outside
I want to walk outside and see bright, clean houses
But all I see are abandoned, dirty houses with broken windows
I want to see bright green, living grass,
But all I see is brown, dying grass and litter
Messy as my classroom at the end of the day
I want to smell fresh air when I walk outside
But all I smell is garbage
Stinky as a dead animal
When I go to Lake Erie
I see dark brown water,
But I want to see water as blue as my mom’s eyes
I feel disappointed because people don’t care.
The earth is as fragile as glass
It’s everyone’s job to take care of our earth.
Katie, 4th Grade
Mound STEM School


Inspire Empower, Uplift
By: Diane Fleisch Hughes

Email – dfhughes@gmail.com
Website – dianefleischhughes.com

Inspired By:

I am a Girl
I am lipstick, earrings, dresses too
I am jeans, crop tops, high heel shoes
I am a girl!
I am brave, I am kind, I am smart
I am beautiful, I am a work of art
I am a girl!
I work hard, I play tough
I am gentle, I am rough
I am a girl!
I am unique, I am one of a kind
I have a big heart, I have a sharp mind
I am a girl!
I am not perfect, but I try
I am honest, I will not lie
I am a girl!
I am the vote, I am the choice
I am the fight, I am the voice
I am a girl!
I am under estimated, but it’s not true
The power of girl is all inside you.
Girls Team
Artemus Ward

Changing Me
By: Gwendolyn Garth

Email – gwendolyngarth@gmail.com
Website – kqoa.org

Inspired By:

We Need to Change
We need to change
Whether it’s short or long
Everyday people commit crimes
and they know that they are wrong
This is where it begins
We need to stop these criminals
It is becoming very pivotal
We need to make crime minimal
It’s gotten so bad
It’s getting political
Social injustice happens everyday and
it is just not fair
People are missing their families
so don’t you dare
Do a crime without thinking of the punishment
Putting random people who are innocent
in harm’s way
We really really need to change
Do you really see through their eyes?
Watching news everyday is a surprise
Kids watch the news every day and
they’re too young to know
But I know and they can’t silence me
Think one day it will happen to me
Seeing through the eyes of people
this has happened to
They see terror
They see it on the TV and don’t know
if it’s going to happen to them one day
Seeing through the eyes of a cop
not caring
Taking innocent lives like it’s nothing
I speak out about injustice
It’s bad
We need to call the police on the police
We need to understand
that human society should be treated the same
No matter the color of their skin
But by the content of their character.
Gregory, 6th Grade
Newton D. Baker School of Arts

Blossoms and Spokes
By: Ellen Giglia

Email – egiglia1@gmail.com

Inspired By:

My Bike
My bike is special
it matches my clothes
black and red
Over and under
My tires soak up the bumps
and come crashing down
and down to rest
and I feel free.
Christian, 5th Grade
Mary. M Bethune School

Paul Giglia
Email – paul4laffs@att.net
Website – paul-giglia.pixels.com
Artisti Video – https://youtu.be/hiNaIuasPaw

Power
By: Daniel Gorman

Email – gdan75@gmail.com
Website – dangormanart.com

Inspired By:

Power
Not ordinary, but extraordinary
We are powerful, we are strong
A superhero in disguise
Reaching amazing heights
Today I am better than yesterday
I believe I am flying high
Telekinesis is my power
It gives me control
To move things with my mind
Save lives and score goals
I have the power of invisibility
Sneaking in silence I can do anything
With the chocolate touch
I can encase my enemies
With my super power
I’ll teleport friends to their families
With speed like lightning
I flash through buildings
Defeating monsters, ninjas and villains
Not ordinary, but extraordinary
We are indestructible
We are unbeatable
These are our powers
We are strong.
Middle School Team
Buhrer Dual Language Academy

Haley’s Colors
By: Allison Hennie

Email – allison.hennie@gmail.com
Website – studiohennie.com

Inspired By:

Colors
Purple is bright as a light
Pink is light but not as bright
Brown is dark
But not like bark
I like Green
But I don’t like mean
Black is nice
Just like my bike
I like yellow
And things that are mellow
Colors!
Haley, 5th Grade
Artemus Ward

Dance Around the Clock
By: Laurel Herbold

Website – laurelherbold.com

Inspired By:

TickTok
TikTok
TikTok
Dance with your family
TikTok
TikTok
Dance with your friends
I watch people dance
Because they have great moves.
Sometime I wish I can
be in their shoes.
TikTok
TikTok
I follow my cousin
TikTok
TikTok because it’s fun.
Ahna’liece, 6th Grade
Clara E. Westropp School

Discarded
By: Tamara Jaeger

Email – tamara@tamara.jaeger.com
Website – tamarajaeger.com
Artist Video- https://youtu.be/oKmp6k0kvZ8

Inspired By:

Pollution
Land, air, water, noise
All this pollution, it got us mad!
We’re just kids and WE think it’s bad!
Lead pollution it’s in the ocean.
In drinking water it cause commotion.
Kids get sick parents cry.
Our water shouldn’t make us die!
I don’t like trash cause it give me a rash.
At the scrapyard I see all that cash, when I recycle all your trash.
I wanna go outside but there’s all this smoke.
I need my inhaler the smoke gonna make me choke.
This air pollution I can’t give it a pass,
Some of it’s from all that gas.
I’m about to choke on this smoke.
We not joking, we really choking!
While I’m shopping at the store.
I see trash on the floor.
I don’t like trash on the floor,
Please put it in the can, by the door.
People throw stuff in the ocean,
All this stuff makes the ocean have no motion.
Pick up your trash and be a boss,
Because if the police see you it’s going to cost.
I’m sick of all this noise man it need to stop,
Every time I’m doing my work all I hear is cops.
Land, air, water, noise
All this pollution, it got us mad!
We’re just kids and WE think it’s bad!
Boys Team
Mound STEM School

Cleveland, Our City, Our Home
Don Jeffrey

Email – donjeffreystudio@gmail.com

Inspired By

Our City, Our Home
Cleveland is a shining star.
When you are here, you’ll hear jets rawr.
Our football team, the Cleveland Browns,
Will always score a great touchdown.
Cleveland — Our city, our home!
We celebrate our great diversity,
Through our amazing schools and universities,
If you spend the day downtown,
You’ll never come home with a frown.
We have the Indians and the Erie Lake.
There is no way this city’s a mistake.
Cleveland – Our city our home!
Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
No other city can say the same.
We are warriors that’s a fact,
We’re sure to make a great impact.
Cleveland – Our city, our home!

The Healer
By: Mary K. Thomas

Email – marykt55@hotmail.com
Website – rhythmicartistry.com

Inspired By:

My World
In my world
I see colors
Purple, blue, gold and yellow
In my world
there is many smells
flowers, sweetness and
freshness all around.
In my world
there are many sounds
birds, rain, waves and nature
In my world
the way I feel
free, open and calm.
Zallie, 7th Grade
Buhrer Dual Language Academy

My World, Free, Open, and Calm
By: Mary K. Thomas

Email – marykt55@hotmail.com
Website – rhythmicartistry.com

Inspired By:

My World
In my world
I see colors
Purple, blue, gold and yellow
In my world
there is many smells
flowers, sweetness and
freshness all around.
In my world
there are many sounds
birds, rain, waves and nature
In my world
the way I feel
free, open and calm.
Zallie, 7th Grade
Buhrer Dual Language Academy

Migrant Boy, Cuidad Juarez, Mexico 2019
By: Mark Krieger

Email – markkrieger.sutdio@gmail.com
Website – markkreigerstudio.com

Inspired By:

Speak Your Pain
All of these innocent kids
Hurting on the inside.
We hurt them for no reason,
We always make them cry.
They deny their pain,
But we all know the truth.
We ignore that they’re hurting,
We ignore, we are foolish.
Tell someone, come out and speak the truth.
If you don’t talk,
No one is able to hear you.
We encourage you to speak,
What you’re saying is important.
Tell someone.
Keep on talking.
I make my promise to you,
Things are going to get better.
Keep on talking
until your story is heard.
Someone is going to listen,
Someone is going to help.
Keep on talking!
These kids are dying,
What can you do
To help?
Leeanna, 8th Grade
Artemus Ward School


Two Wheels of Freedom
By: Matt Labyk

Website – mattlabyk.com

Inspired By:

My Bike
My bike is special
it matches my clothes
black and red
Over and under
My tires soak up the bumps
and come crashing down
and down to rest
and I feel free.
Christian, 5th Grade
Mary M. Bethune School

Fingerprints of our Wrongs
By: Gabrielle Lawerence

Website – gabbymakesstuff.com

Inspired By:

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
We need to stop all this foolish stuff
I’m done, we need a change
We have the right to protest about our skin
Because you know nothing
Stops without a war or a fight
So we need to change and these people are dying
Because of their skin color
This needs to stop
If you have no noticed
But people are suffering
Because they die
Because of the color of their skin
People are people
And other kinds have shed their blood for us
And we know we have the right to protest
go out there and protest
Because you have the right
So let’s raise our hands and protest
Black Lives Matter, Protest of the People!!
Naomi, 4th Grade
Campbell Elementary School


My Dream
By: Todd Leech
Website – toddleech.com

Inspired By:

My Dream
was flying in the sky, so high I could touch the moon
I would be the first kid astronaut and making history real soon
I was swimming in the blue water, and surfing on the big waves
I was climbing the tallest mountain and all my friends screamed, Hooray!
I was a real princess, when my daddy took me to the winter ball
My Granny finally won her lottery, and bought me everything at the mall.
I was the first black girl president, and every kid had toys and ate lots of ice cream.
I heard my name Paige! Paige! Silly me. It was my mom waking me up from my dream.
Paige, 6th Grade
Warner Girls Leadership Academy

Through Sickness and Health
By: Todd Leech

Website – toddleech.com

Inspired By:

Through Sickness and Health
Through sickness and health
We have started a really brave movement, people. In the world we are either blaming someone or taming
someone.
Shootouts and protests we are starting to look like we only have anger in us, and not potential.
Through sickness and health.
Police beat on us, when half the time we were just trying to walk down the street. People have not been given
the credit they deserve all because of the complexion of their skin.
Through sickness and health
2020 has made us weak at times but strong at others. From Mothers crying, because their sons are dying, we
will still rise up. For women’s rights, we have made protest, and gotten through to those who did give up hope.
Cops who once argued against us are now standing with us.
But THROUGH SICKNESS AND HEALTH
We have overcome any obstacles in front of us, and we did it together.
Through sickness and health
We have started something great and we won’t and we can’t lose hope.
Savannah, 6th Grade
Warner Girls Leadership Academy

Postcard from the Land
By: Danny Likar

Email – dgerardstudios@gmail.com
Website – Dgerardstudios.com

Inspired By:

Our City’s Hot
Our City’s hot
Your city’s not
Our City’s hot
Your city’s not
Our City’s hot
Your city’s not
Westside, Eastside
Parma, Beachwood
Come through, Bike life
We Wheely through our hoods
Yeah this is our city,
We comin’ in poppin
Yeah this is Cleveland
And you know how we rockin’
Indians at the Jake,
OBJ joined the pound
I’m not old enough to drive
The Rapid’s how I get around.
Public Square is where it’s at
People comin’ in deep
When I’m hangin’ with my friends
Tower City’s where we meet.
Lebron left Cleveland,
Just to join the LA Lakers
He moved to LA
To be amongst the fakers.
Hangin’ with the fans,
Chillin’ at the Rock Hall
Come check our city and
You’ll see we have it all.
When you come to Cleveland
You’ll see why it’s hot
When you go back home
You’ll see your city’s not
Our City’s hot
Your city’s not
Our City’s hot
Your city’s not
Our City’s hot
Your city’s not
Boys Team
Albert Bushnell Hart School

World of Lapis Jewelry Set
By: Barbara Lockhart

Email – sjbybarbaralockhart@gmail.com
Website  – Iambarbaralockhart.com

Inspired By:

My Blue World of Lapis
Lapis makes me feel happy
happy like the ocean
Blue animals all around
Blue berries, blue raspberries
Blue diamonds in the blue skies
The grass is blue
all around my blue house
where me and my blue
friend live
I wear my blue hat and walk with my blue cat
In my blue hand
I’m holding a blue wand
My bed is blue
My whole life is blue
because blue makes me feel
Happy.
Alexander, 4th Grade
Merrick House

Aliens
By: Thomas Masaveg

Email – thomasmasaveg@gmail.com
Website – clearexperiences.com

Inspired By:

Aliens
Have you ever felt like you don’t belong?
An alien straight out of Area 51
Always being watched and tested
Wanting to escape
Aliens
The feeling that someone is going to find out
Find out what we really are someday.
The truth.
Someday, somehow they will.
Aliens
We feel lonely and different every day.
Not sure of what’s on the inside of us,
Adults assume we don’t belong here.
Aliens
It is said we are scary
But,
They judge us before they know us
Fear of the unknown
Aliens
They kill them
They kill us
They steal us
Away from our homes and families
Abuse us and mistreat us.
Aliens
Always being watched and tested
Wanting to escape
Where would we go?
Where do we belong?
Feeling powerless and hopeless
Aliens aka us.
Middle School Team
Robinson G. Jones School

Otto’s Obsession
By: Mary Lou McPeek

Email – theseasoneddoor@gmail.com

Inspired By:

The Earth is Changing Around Us
Roses are red,
Violets are not.
The Earth is a sunflower,
Because it’s getting very hot.
Our air is full of sewerage,
Our water is turning green,
Our fish are eating garbage,
Why aren’t we doing anything?
Our oceans have oil,
And plastic, too.
Our trash is in the soil,
What are we supposed to do?
Animal cruelty is changing our Earth,
Killing all the lions and tigers and bears,
Too many animals in a death trap since birth,
But we can’t find anyone who cares.
Save the animals, save the turtles please,
So all the animals can be at ease,
And save us, your children, too,
So we can grow up in a world where flowers can bloom,
Because if the bumblebees go extinct,
We will, too.
Middle School
Artemus Ward School


I am a Girls and So Much More
By: Joyce Morrow Jones

Email – joycemorrowjones@gmail.com
Website – joycemorrowjones.com

Inspired By:

I am a Girl
I am lipstick, earrings, dresses too
I am jeans, crop tops, high heel shoes
I am a girl!
I am brave, I am kind, I am smart
I am beautiful, I am a work of art
I am a girl!
I work hard, I play tough
I am gentle, I am rough
I am a girl!
I am unique, I am one of a kind
I have a big heart, I have a sharp mind
I am a girl!
I am not perfect, but I try
I am honest, I will not lie
I am a girl!
I am the vote, I am the choice
I am the fight, I am the voice
I am a girl!
I am under estimated, but it’s not true
The power of a girl is all inside you Girl.
Girls Team
Artemus Ward School

The Color’s of Haley
By: Angela Novak

Email – anjinovak@gmail.com
Website – anjinovak.wixsite.com/anjiArt

Inspired By:

Colors
Purple is bright as a light
Pink is light but not as bright
Brown is dark
But not like bark
I like Green
But I don’t like mean
Black is nice
Just like my bike
I like yellow
And things that are mellow
Colors!
Haley, 5th Grade
Artemus Ward School

Night Sky 3
By: Chris Oatey

Website- chrisoatey.com

Inspired By:

Working Together
When you are in space
There’s no air to be found.
When you are on Earth there’s a lot of
air to go around.
We will make this through air or not.
We make big risks to the point,
We are not scared.
When I reach for the stars
I know we will make it.
A sign will lead us to freedom.
Nothing can stop us.
We will not give up.
Ja’niyah, 4th Grade
Wade Park School

Firsts in the Cultural Gardens
By: Lauren Pacini

Email – lrpacini@artographyonline.com
Artist Video – https://bit.ly/3hCxa8u

Inspired By:

Coming to America
We came to America from: Uganda, Puerto Rico, Peru!
I got on a plane! How did you feel?
I was nervous! The take-off! The landing! So exciting!
Happy to be on a plane!
What did you see?
Big house, Tall buildings, colorful flags, and people dancing!
We saw the city! Cleveland!
What did you eat?
Burger king, MMMMM, Mcdonalds (yummy)
Doritos, chucky cheese !!! Smells so good!
Where did you go? To the zoo! To school!
We love the monkeys, lions and tigers and to learn and do homework too!
And what do you think?
That things you take for granted, you see every day
Is fun and exciting to new Americans.
We have come to America to stay!
Boys Team
Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy

Lemonade Braids
By: Ilenia Pezzaniti

Email – ileniapezzaniti@gmail.com
Website – ileniapezzaniti.com

Inspired By:

All About Hair
I like lemonade braids that are red and black
I like ponytails but not when they go to the back
I like buns that are not too messy
I use elastic bands that are really stretchy
I like box braids in purple and blue
The purple and blue matches my shoe
I need my soft brush, my edge control, my mirror, that’s shiny and clean
If you’re a girl like me, then you know what I mean.
Katie, 4th Grade
Mound STEM School

Power
By: James Quarles

Email – thejamesquarles@gmail.com
Website – instagram.com/thejamesquarles

Inspired By:

Power
Not ordinary, but extraordinary
We are powerful, we are strong
A superhero in disguise
Reaching amazing heights
Today I am better than yesterday
I believe I am flying high
Telekinesis is my power
It gives me control
To move things with my mind
Save lives and score goals
I have the power of invisibility
Sneaking in silence I can do anything
With the chocolate touch
I can encase my enemies
With my super power
I’ll teleport friends to their families
With speed like lightning
I flash through buildings
Defeating monsters, ninjas and villains
Not ordinary, but extraordinary
We are indestructible
We are unbeatable
These are our powers
We are strong.
Middle School Team
Buhrer Dual Language Academy

Anthropocene
By: Susan Riha Parsley

Email – sp21863@yahoo.com
Website – susanrihaparsley.com

Inspired By:

The Earth is Changing Around Us
Roses are red,
Violets are not.
The Earth is a sunflower,
Because it’s getting very hot.
Our air is full of sewerage,
Our water is turning green,
Our fish are eating garbage,
Why aren’t we doing anything?
Our oceans have oil,
And plastic, too.
Our trash is in the soil,
What are we supposed to do?
Animal cruelty is changing our Earth,
Killing all the lions and tigers and bears,
Too many animals in a death trap since birth,
But we can’t find anyone who cares.
Save the animals, save the turtles please,
So all the animals can be at ease,
And save us, your children, too,
So we can grow up in a world where flowers can bloom,
Because if the bumblebees go extinct,
We will, too.
Middle School Team
Artemus Ward School

My Rainbow
By: Lasaundra Robinson

Email – lasaundra216@hotmail.com
Website – lasaundra216.wixsite.com/lasaundrapainting

Inspired By:

Jeralyis’s Rainbow Sky
I am a rainbow
So bright and blue
when you see me
I see you.
I am a rose so
pretty as can be
like a swan so
elegant and pretty
Never dark like a cloud
Always light as the sun
Bright pink like the stars
but never dark as black
I’m a Lamborghini fast and cool
I’m not a slugbug
Slow and junky
People don’t understand
I like me for me
You can’t change me
into who you want me to be.
Jeralyis, 6th Grade
Artemus Ward School

Annoying Pets
By: Danielle Rueger-Miroeweski

Email – danielle.s.rueger@gmail.com
Website – daniellerueger.myportfolio.com
Artist Video – https://youtu.be/p_6obTV9awI

Inspired By:

Annoying Pets
Pets bug you when you sleep
When you want them to be quiet and not make a peep
They eat like a big storm
But they play in a different form
They smell gross from the rain
But feel soggy like wet lion’s mane
They roll around in the grass
But sometimes they’re a sassafras
They get slobber all over you
And scare you like barking Boo!
They make messes all over the house
And they are never quiet like a mouse
They bark when someone is at the door
When they don’t know who or what it’s for
they beg you when they want a treat
Like their proud of their stinky paw feet
Now you know what it’s like to have a pet
Do you still want one?
Mia, 4th Grade
Holy Family Catholic School of Parma

Queen
By: Kinsey Sandford

Email – kinseysandford@gmail.com

Inspired By:

Untitled
American girls are picky, we are grown.
We rock so you better watch out cause we are coming out!
We rise like a butterfly because we are queens.
If we rise like a butterfly, you cannot lose cause we rise that’s why.
We are not afraid we believe in who we are, we have faith.
American girls are brave!
American girls are royal and loyal.
American girls go hard every day.
We are not afraid cause we are brave.
Some American girls get picked and bullied on.
We still stand up with them even though we are afraid.
Girls Team
Albert Bushnell Hart School


WonderWorld
By: Jordan Serpentini

Email – jordanserpentini@gmail.com
Website – jordanserpentini.com/gallery

Inspired By:

My World
My world is a good place
My world is a magical place
My world is everything you ever wanted
You can have anything you want
As long as you are in my world!
This a place where you can be anything
This is a world where nobody
And I mean nobody
Nobody can tell you who you are gonna be
Or will be
Come be in my world!
Try it out. . .
. . . and you’ll see!
That my world is
A great
Place!
Mary, 4th Grade
Marion C. Seltzer School

Falling
By: Emily Splain

Email – xsplainest2017@gmail.com
Website – xsplaindesigns.com

Inspired By:

Dark Dreams
Surrounded by water, deep in the ocean
Closed in with thoughts, getting deeper into the ocean
I feel a sudden Heat and Fear in my body
I slowly open my eyes to see nothing
I try to move but I’m stunned
I stay there still for a few moments
Then look again
To see a Big Grey and White cold blooded fish
with large sharp scary teeth
I was confused on what it was
until I realized it was a SHARK!
I suddenly started Panicking
when I realized it hasn’t tried to eat me
I got very confused and closed my eyes to think
I attempt to move again
But Swim upwards and it works
I swim up to the surface when I see someone in
the distance
but it was my Great-Grandmother
which is weird because she isn’t here anymore
She comes up to me
I get Confused, Happy, Sad then start crying
then we hug
and that’s when I wake up from this Scary, Sad
Amazing Dream.
Nyle, 6th Grade
Warner Girls Leadership Academy

The Necessity of Life
By: Dawn Tekler

Email – dawn.tekler@gmail.com
Website – dawntekler.com

Inspired By:

The Beautiful Tree
Roots, air, water and the beginning of life
The necessity of life.
Something that keeps us together and alive, a tree
You as the tree, could be the leaves, wood,
branches, roots, but most of all love.
Everyone has a family tree with many layers
Like us, some people may try to cut you down.
DON’T LET THEM!
For we live for eternity in the land of God,
Remember don’t fall,
My STRONG, BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL TREE.
Kiera, 4th Grade
Holy Family Catholic School Parma


Scallop
By: Christina Turner

Email – christina@happywonderfool.com
Website – Happywonderfool.com

Inspired By:

Dark Dreams
Surrounded by water, deep in the ocean
Closed in with thoughts, getting deeper into the ocean
I feel a sudden Heat and Fear in my body
I slowly open my eyes to see nothing
I try to move but I’m stunned
I stay there still for a few moments
Then look again
To see a Big Grey and White cold blooded fish
with large sharp scary teeth
I was confused on what it was
until I realized it was a SHARK!
I suddenly started Panicking
when I realized it hasn’t tried to eat me
I got very confused and closed my eyes to think
I attempt to move again
But Swim upwards and it works
I swim up to the surface when I see someone in
the distance
but it was my Great-Grandmother
which is weird because she isn’t here anymore
She comes up to me
I get Confused, Happy, Sad then start crying
then we hug
and that’s when I wake up from this Scary, Sad
Amazing Dream.
Nyla, 6th Grade
Warner Girls Leadership Academy

Untethered
By: Maria Varonis and Justin Seeker

Email – Maria.varonis@gmail.com

Inspired By:

Untitled
American girls are picky, we are grown.
We rock so you better watch out cause we are coming out!
We rise like a butterfly because we are queens.
If we rise like a butterfly, you cannot lose cause we rise that’s why.
We are not afraid we believe in who we are, we have faith.
American girls are brave!
American girls are royal and loyal.
American girls go hard every day.
We are not afraid cause we are brave.
Some American girls get picked and bullied on.
We still stand up with them even though we are afraid.
Girls Team
Albert Bushnell Hart School


We Will be Heroes
By: Shawny Walthaw

Email – walthaw.s@gmail.com

Inspired By:

Girls That Rule
Flipping turning round and round
Twisting turning hear that sound
Cartwheels jumps, splits in the sky
that’s the way to hurt your thighs
We push through as girls that rule
Gymnastics, gymnastics is what we do
Not being flexible is not our way
Like rubber bands we stretch and spring into place
Being number one is our motto, that’s the way we roll!
Las ninas de buhrer son mumero!
The Buhrer girls are number one!
Girls Team
Buhrer Dual Language Academy

We’re Out There
By: David Whiteman

Email – davidawhitemanart@gmail.com
Website –@davidawhitemanart
Artist Video – https://youtu.be/x6JbpaMg3Xg

Inspired By:

Aliens
Have you ever felt like you don’t belong?
An alien straight out of Area 51
Always being watched and tested
Wanting to escape
Aliens
The feeling that someone is going to find out
Find out what we really are someday.
The truth.
Someday, somehow they will.
Aliens
We feel lonely and different every day.
Not sure of what’s on the inside of us,
Adults assume we don’t belong here.
Aliens
It is said we are scary
But,
They judge us before they know us
Fear of the unknown
Aliens
They kill them
They kill us
They steal us
Away from our homes and families
Abuse us and mistreat us.
Aliens
Always being watched and tested
Wanting to escape
Where would we go?
Where do we belong?
Feeling powerless and hopeless
Aliens aka us.
Middle School Team
Robinson G. Jones School


Earth is Changing
By: Mark Yasenchack

Email – zxstudio@yahoo.com
Website – markyasenchack.com

Inspired By:

Earth is Changing Around Us
Roses are red,
Violets are not.
The Earth is a sunflower,
Because it’s getting very hot.
Our air is full of sewerage,
Our water is turning green,
Our fish are eating garbage,
Why aren’t we doing anything?
Our oceans have oil,
And plastic, too.
Our trash is in the soil,
What are we supposed to do?
Animal cruelty is changing our Earth,
Killing all the lions and tigers and bears,
Too many animals in a death trap since birth,
But we can’t find anyone who cares.
Save the animals, save the turtles please,
So all the animals can be at ease,
And save us, your children, too,
So we can grow up in a world where flowers can bloom,
Because if the bumblebees go extinct,
We will, too.
Middle School Team
Artemus Ward School

Ogham Dance
By: Stephen Yusko

Email – Stephenyusko@gmail.com
Website – stephenyusko.com

Inspired By:

A Feis Day with Maeve
I am a Irish Dancer
It’s time for me to compete
As I enter into the ballroom
I hear the bangs of my hard shoes on my feet
I smell grape hairspray Mom put in my hair
I see shimmering bright dresses
I see my friends over there
I taste sweat on my lips
From practicing so hard
I feel nervous and excited
I hope I earn an award.
Maeve, 4th Grade
Holy Family Catholic School Parma 

Black Lives Matter
By: Brooke Zelwin
Email – brookezelwin@gmail.com

Website – brookezelwindesign.com

Inspired By:

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
We need to stop all this foolish stuff
I’m done, we need a change
We have the right to protest about our skin
Because you know nothing
Stops without a war or a fight
So we need to change and these people are dying
Because of their skin color
This needs to stop
If you have no noticed
But people are suffering
Because they die
Because of the color of their skin
People are people
And other kinds have shed their blood for us
And we know we have the right to protest
go out there and protest
Because you have the right
So let’s raise our hands and protest
Black Lives Matter, Protest of the People!!
Naomi, 4th Grade
Campbell Elementary