The Ocean Is Wearing My Clothes: Student Stories and Poems

Marifer, 4th Grade

Writers in the Schools

Storytelling reveals our truest selves. Since 1983, Writers in the Schools (WITS) has worked hand-in-hand with educators and professional writers to teach students the craft of writing. WITS is transforming the hearts and minds of young people all over Houston.



Shopkins, you remember
me playing with you.
But Harvey destroyed you
with his madness and
followed by my other
toys. My big unicorn
plushie in the hospital
waiting to come out.
My family’s hearts broke
apart. My unicorn plushie
with no more magic.