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Radio Poets: Neftaly Paredes


Neftaly Paredes is a student at San Francisco's E. R. Taylor Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Poetry Month. 

My Life

By Neftaly Paredes

E.R. Taylor

 4th Grade


I’m happy when I play soccer 

I feel so happy in my life

It was my brothers birthday!!

Such a fun time!!!


I feel tired of running

But I wont give up!!

My teammates keep cheering up

And I will not give up on that!!!


When I get a gift. I’m happy

You can see me smile and shine

I shine like the brightest star

To reach me you’ll have to jump high!!!!


If I get surprised I jump in fright

I get the hiccups but I don’t cry

When I read a book it’s interesting

I go on adventures, I play up in the sky!!!


My life I spend it so happy

Specially on holidays

My family gathers to celebrate

I am happy with my life


music credit: Alex De Grassi "Children's Dance"