On Monday, January 20, students from Calvary Christian Academy exhibited their Diamante Poems in Light Hall Theater. This occurred at the annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration. The Diamante Poems are poems that start with a word representing a concept and ends with the opposite of the first word. These poems are shaped into a diamond. The 12th grade students wrote these poems to symbolize what Martin Luther King Jr. fought for in the Civil Rights Movement. Brandon Bencomo introduced the poems to the audience and gave a background on what the poems represent.
The first poem was “Peace and War” by Anita Sosaya.
Change, Dream, Honor
Movement, Freedom, Conflict, Injustice
Struggle, Hurt, Discrimination
The next poem was “Neglected and Wanted” by Haley Jaquez.
Segregated, Discriminated, Abhorred
Misery, Endurance, Prosperous, Embraced
Protected, Valued, Excepted
The third poem was by Julia Mathieu called “Captivity and Freedom”.
Oppressed, Neglected, Isolated
Chains, Broken, Freed, Delivered
Healed, Supported, Beloved
The final poem was “injustice and Justice” by Jesse Jasso.
Conflict, Captive, Struggle
Evil, Sorrow, Love, Bravery
Acceptance, Release, Perseverance