Cento Poems

Our time together at West Park Fine Arts Academy with both of Ms. Chambers 7th grade classes has come to end. For our final lesson we did Cento Poems which are poems made from other poems. The poets selected one line from each of their previous poems to create a new poem. At the same time, poets are reviewing and editing their work. They can see the progress of their writing through the last 20 weeks. Enjoy!


Nely A.

You’re so smart

You shine bright

You have a heart full of love

You’re so special

Your name can never be a shame

Don’t blame me for your mistakes


Santos N.

It looks like nature and the sea

I can hear the joy of the day

This city is wonderful

I have no idea

Getting up of my bed

It feels like peace

I can feel your happiness, it’s very loud

There are good people

I’m a computer

What is this something?


Allison R.

You remind me of an angel

I can feel here anxiety

You’re soft, like a teddy bear

There’s hope

Finalize it with a cup of trust

She’s a rainbow

And an observer

It was white like clouds

Everything about you is special, there’s no replacing you


Ruby R.

Without knowing, we crossed each other’s eyes

My tired eyes start to shine every time I see you

I am an ice cream because I am melting for your sweetness

Everyday, everynight, waiting for your lovely sweet hug

You got me so high

I want to be with you always


Micci T.

This whole time you were a mistake to me

My life would be good without you

I’m running away beyond this freaking world

Your eyes used to shine like a diamond


Jessica C.

It was cold

My happiness left, My happiness left

I will go to sleep


I come out at night

I am fire

Plants can’t grow here

Sometimes beautiful



“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.