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.
By Neftaly Paredes
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"