8th Grade- Personification Pt. 2

Last week we got started on poems using personification as a device to approach larger than life ideas. Sometimes, one session just isn’t enough time to create a masterpiece so we continued working on them this week. These poems are about all kinds of mysterious things. From the evolution of the world, to what makes a closet feel lonely. Enjoy this week’s poets!


The Closet

E’lyan J.

It’s so dark inside

I’m crying out loud

but I’m not heard. 


With my friends I 

feel open

without them I feel closed.


Open and shut! Open and shut! 

How does it feel to be a 

black child? 


Shooting for shine but getting 

shot back 

trying to get open but getting 


I’m crying to the clothes on my 


Losing shoes left to right

feeling left out. 


Evolution of the World

Josiah M. 


Dear Universe, is there more? 

I don’t think there are more 

universes but I believe that

there are, what if the black 

hole swallowed the sun? I 

think if the sun got swallowed

the world would freeze. Is it 

possible to have life in space? 

I think life in space is very

possible, however life in space

won’t be very long because there is

no oxygen in space so they would

have to make the house Sandy lived in.

What if the continents never shifted?

The world would be whole. 



Dayshaun R. 



infinite void

You filling my head with questions

Warming my heart with charm 


What is outside your walls?
Are we truly alone? 

Do I have a secret? 

Maybe a double clone. 



other species

out there somewhere

Would I travel out to your walls

is the question always dared. 



“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.