‘I’m thinking about you, like what I’m having for dinner tonight.’: Simile Poems

Students read, ‘Thinking About You’ by Mike Taylor before writing their own simile-filled poems!

Lesson Note: “You don’t need permission to make your art. No one needs an artistic license or a permit to begin making stuff. You just need to begin. Don’t wait for an invitation to join the club for some validation from outside. If you’re doing the verb, you own the noun. So do your verbs. Dance. Sew. Design. Craft. Act. Perform. Cook. Make. Create, create, create.”

– Sheryl Garratt, The Creative Life

Ms. Wright, 7th Grade


by Jiaxin Z.

When I was young, 

My mom took me to a performance.

The hallway was crowded as a street

And finally, we got into the performance…

As I remember, the line is as long as a river.

Good thing is that it didn’t take long,

But still, I felt like it’s been a million years.

The first half of the performance, 

The performer did some dances and magic tricks

I watched as the performer did a spin,

As the performer lifted up a giant rock.

Though I knew it was some magic trick,

I was amused; he’s as strong as a bear!

The rest of the performance,

The performers did a drama play

I didn’t really understand,

There were too many things going on.

It’s as confusing as math word problems!

Though I still liked the performance,

It was very interesting and fun.

I really enjoyed it and hoped she would take me there again someday.

(乐乐)-my dog

by: Mandy L.

The classroom whiteboard 

Was as white as you

When I see a white sheet of paper

 I think of your white fluffy skin

Ur as skinny as a tree branch broken off the tree

The storm last night blew branches off

When  see the moon, I think of you

The stars are like the sparkle in your eye 

when you want a treat of beef jerky

When I wake up early in the morning

Ur right there waiting for me at the end of the stairs

Ms. Wright, 8th Grade


by Yinlan C.

I’m thinking about your presence being as comforting as my stuffed animals

About your voice being as calming as the ocean waves.

I’m thinking about you, like what I’m having for dinner tonight.



“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.