On week three at Burbank Elementary, we wrote poems grounded in the concept of similes: comparing two unlike things (using the words “like” or “as.” The results were spectacular:

by Mia


A muffin is like a cloud its fluffy and soft
Trees are like flowers they help earth
A cup of hot chocolate is like an oven it feels hot


My Poems
by Crystal T.

I like hanging around with my
friends because they are fun
just like the playground!


Today I found out that my
eyes look just like coffee.
Mhm I wonder why? Oh I know
why they are the same


by Juan D.

Diamonds is like a shield
Fire is like raging warriors
Lions are like the deadly Bubonic plague
A giraffe is like a giant skyscraper
Ants are like food crumbs


by Diego B.


My friends are like my cousin
because they both play with me.
My eyes are like binoculars
because I can see
with them.



“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.