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A Poem by Jake Austin from California – “Cars”

November 2, 2009

Jake Austin is an 8th Grade student from California.  He also reads my poetry.  His school assignment was to do a report about a poet (he chose to write about me) and write poetry.  I am proud to post his poem, “Cars”, below.





Cars Cars everywhere there’s cars

Small cars big cars

Skinny cars fat cars


My favorite cars fast cars

Not slow cars or race cars

Street cars or old cars

And not many new cars


I don’t like expensive cars 

I don’t like cheap cars 

I like a nice running fast car

My favorite car is the 1970 Dodge Challenger


I like it because it’s fast

And I like it because it’s full of DANGER


Jake Austin


23 Comments leave one →
  1. Elijah permalink
    November 2, 2009 12:52 pm

    Jake this is the beginning of your career as a poet. Not only is your family proud, so am I. Great Job!

  2. Ray Brown permalink*
    November 2, 2009 2:12 pm

    Jake – I agree with Elijah!

  3. November 2, 2009 6:22 pm

    What a neat experience for Jake! Thank you so much Mr. Brown for all your help and support! Jake is such a wonderful student, and I know this will just add to his success!

  4. Ray Brown permalink*
    November 2, 2009 7:50 pm

    Thank you for helping your students to discovery poetry.

  5. November 28, 2009 12:13 am

    good start, will be an old hand in no time…keep it up 🙂

  6. autoaccessories permalink
    February 23, 2010 5:16 pm

    Great way to encourage young people.

  7. Ray Brown permalink*
    February 24, 2010 10:25 pm

    Thank you. I am sure that Jake appreciates it.

  8. March 20, 2010 2:22 am

    Hi, even tho this is the beginning of your career as Elijah said. i think this is wonderful ! keep up the good work. 🙂

  9. June 2, 2010 8:54 am

    Just read this with my youngest son. Very nice poem.

  10. Ray Brown permalink*
    June 13, 2010 8:05 am

    Thank you for reading. I passed your comment on directly to Jake.

  11. SpeedTC permalink
    October 6, 2010 12:25 am

    You got some nice cars there

  12. January 18, 2011 3:20 pm

    I would like ALL those cars

  13. Ray Brown permalink*
    January 18, 2011 6:16 pm

    Isn’t Jake’s poem fantastic.

  14. January 31, 2011 4:26 pm

    I like cars to i’m buliding a car model right now thanks to you Jake.

  15. Ray Brown permalink*
    January 31, 2011 4:42 pm

    Thanks for reading and supporting Jake.

  16. July 26, 2011 10:55 am

    I love the last line!

  17. November 30, 2011 8:23 pm

    That is a great poem about cars. Thank you for sharing.

  18. minimechanic permalink
    January 27, 2012 11:48 am

    Reblogged this on Mini Mechanic and commented:
    pretty impressive.

  19. Ray Brown permalink*
    January 29, 2012 2:31 pm

    thanks for appreciating Jake’s writing


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