7th Grade- Personification Poems Pt.1

This week we got started on writing poems using personification as a tool to explore big ideas and emotions. After reading The Lament by Percy Bysse Shelley I asked students if they could ask a big question about life, what would it be and what would they ask. So many questions and ideas came flooding into the discussion. Read a few of the students poems and come back next week for the ones that are still in progress. Enjoy this week’s poets!


My Love

Ra’Drell J. 


Oh love how do 

you live in the world

full of hate and 

anger so strong,

that sometimes you 

can’t love anyone


Not even yourself

The hate so real

that you hating on yourself

on your clothing to the

shoes you wear on 

a hot summer day


Oh Anxiety

Ariyeh D. 


Oh anxiety

why are you here

I wonder why you’re here

why oh why 

As I panic

Wondering why you’re in me

taking my breath away

I can’t breathe I say 




“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.