All Good Things…

We made it to the end of our time at Simpson Academy! A big thank you to all the amazing teachers and students who put so much time and effort into making this such a great workshop. We’ll close it out with this short but “sweet” poem about names one of Simpson’s 2023 graduates.


What’s in a Name

Sweetlana Padilla

12th Grade


Hot like a sauna

When I step out

I feel the breeze

When I step into a room

My light shines



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.