Bret Harte Love Poems

After reading and discussing Eloise Greenfield’s “Honey, I Love,” Bret Harte 2nd graders thought about the people and things they love, and why. Then, they wrote their own poems. Enjoy!

Ms. Holman
2nd Grade

Charles J.

Let me tell you what I love
I love drawing
I love having movie nights
with my family

When I draw
I love the colors and it
makes me feel so good
because every time
I draw it looks very good
and people like it
and that makes me feel so happy


Sophia H.

I love Madison
she is thoughtful and nice
she never lies
well, she doesn’t and
I went to her birthday
party that was two days ago
I want to go back
but I tripped
it was a rollerskate
and I love Vyolet


Ava H.

Let me tell you what I love
I love my Mom very very much
her face looks pretty
she says “I love you”
Mom, you are the best
I would like to give you a gift
I would like to give you a rose


Peyton R.

Let me tell you what I love
I love my family
and how my Grandma helps
my mom cook dinner.
They ask “What would you like to eat?”

My Mom cooks the best burgers
and my Grandma makes the
best macaroni and cheese
it feels really warm on my tongue
I love how they communicate
really nicely to each other


Rayne H.

Let me tell you what I love:
I like the smell of flowers.
The flowers I like are roses
and daisies. I love my friends
but Gracie is my best friend.


Sina D.

Let me tell you what I love: I love the
way my dad whistles
it sounds like my piano
I love how my mom smells she
smells like flowers
I love God
God is like the master of the universe.
Earth is beautiful


Isaiah J.

Let me tell you what I love
I love the sound of my family
screaming happy
and laughing
having a birthday party feast
and singing together

I love the smell of chicken
nuggets, fires, and macaroni
and cheese in the kitcchen
we play video games
together, too


Veronica G.

I love my family. I love them
more than pumpkin pie. I love
them more than the game of
life. My sisters will make
a youtube channel. I love
to sleep with my parents
at night. I love my family
day and night.


Dominic W.

I love my family
and my dog. Don’t
forget God amen.
I love games
they inspire me. I love
candy and play fighting. They
are all good but
my favorite is pranks
and I love my body.


Girl Power
Caleis N.

I love my Mom
I love my Dad
I love my food
I love books
I love cooking
I love my dog
I love me
Girl Power









“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.