Animal Poems

This week at Clissold we started by asking the question if you could be any animal, what would you be and why? Our discussion was pretty lively, with a few students throwing in imaginary creatures, like unicorns! Some students picked multiples animals they felt reflected them and incorporated them all into their poems. Here are a few of this weeks pieces. Enjoy the poems!



If I could be an animal 

I would be a wolf

because I cold howl

I would be a wolf

because they eat people

I would be a dinosaur

because they can fight

I would want to be a dinosaur

that has a rock on it’s tail

It would be called Jeremiah the Rockster

Animal Poem 


If I could be any animal

I would be a tiger

I would be a tiger because 

I was growling at my friend today

and being a tiger is fun. 

I would be duck, why. 

I will be a duck because I can swim and fly 

and I can go deep in the water. 

And I will be a bat 

so I can hang upside down. 



“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.