8th Grade- Tables and Odes Pt. 2

Last week we got started on poems inspired by Joy Harjo’s piece “Perhaps The World Ends Here”, while some students chose to write ode poems to things they love or admire. We spent some more time in this session working on those pieces and polishing them up. Enjoy this week’s poets!




Daranae D. 



shaped like a bright red heart

it’s so lovely

has water that drips like falling 


raindrops so calm and clear you 

can see the bursting red ready

for you to eat

Chocolate on it making it so 

much more delicious

I love the way it tastes inside

of fluffy stuffed cupcakes and




Damian T. 


The night of my life is at the 

kitchen table for dinner, no matter what,

we must eat. The presents on earth

are presented on the table. I have to 

move my dog away from the table

so my delicious food wouldn’t get 

eaten. The dreams I think of 

the thoughts I think, reflects

when I eat.  At this table we 

pray, we stay at the table until 

we’re finished with our food. 

At this table we talk, we play card

games after eating, we play around, 

we make jokes. At this table we 

bring joy and positive thoughts. 

After, I go back and eat more!!


The Table

Dayshaun R. 

The table 

full of memories

gossiping with my mother

crazy, quiet, dull thoughts

Always something to talk about.


Pray at the table

cry, fight, or laugh

It holds so much memories

Sad, calm, nice, forgetful

The table with always be full of memories. 




“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.