Moos – Week 3.

The sixth graders I work with at Moos are the most eager to beg me to post things on this blog.  So much so, they’ve started writing poems outside of class and foisting them at me.  Here’s an extracurricular piece, for example
Antonio G. 
My teacher said to write a
poem about some stuff.
I really don’t like poetry
and I think I’ve had enough.
The words are all arranged
in a funny short of way
that you cannot understand
if you try and try all day.
There’s poems about flowers
and poems about the trees.
I think that’d I’d go crazy
if I tried to write like these.
She said listen to my music
but my music makes good sense.
Cause rappers speak in street talk
and are never nerd or dense.
So I’m going to tell my teacher
that I’m not going to fight it,
I did my best with poetry
but I just couldn’t write it.
So that’s amazing (perhaps TOO amazing?).  My workshop this week was all about using cartoon characters to reflect on our lives.  For this task, I harnessed the power of poet Tim Seibles, who often uses cartoons as a mouthpiece for “real talk.”  His poem “Meep” talks about the Coyote and the Road Runner, Peabody and Sherman, and the Trix rabbit.  That poor, poor rabbit.
Luis B.
Batman has taught me that even when
there’s bad things happening, you still have
Gotham to save, and never ask him what he is
doing for Mother’s day.
Leslye R.
Hi I am Jerry I don’t talk
much but I steal cheese
from Tom.  Tom is a
silly, crazy cat he tries
to catch me but I
am too fast for him.
You silly cat.
Yiormani P.
“Annoying Orange”
hi I’m annoying orange I
hope you don’t be as annoying
as me because I’m the only
one that can be this annoying
haha ha.
I learned how to say
cute in Spanish by Dora



“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.