Cotton candy, cookies, tacos, pizza….

7th Grade

For this week’s session, we focused on something everyone loves, food! We talked about how food can engage all five of our senses and for this reason it makes a great subject to write poetry about. We started off playing a few rounds of food charades and then students got started on their pieces. There were so many great poems to pick from with imaginative approaches. Enjoy this week’s pieces, and make sure you have a snack while you read!


Puppet Boy



The carnival spins around

you Hansel

the sweet aroma pulls you in…you’re 

here for the rides

the treats! But where’s Gretel? You try to run

past the fair but remember

it follows you everywhere…


God this cotton candy’s

great! I love it, it’s so 

sweet and it melts 

in your mouth

Almost like fiberglass

it’s getting dark

I see a little puppet

like Hansel…wait

where is he?  





a good snack tgat you can 

have with coffee, hot chocolate

or by itself


The thin crispy or soft 

cookie that is steamy

coming out the oven a light

brown color with chocolate chips



Taking a delicious bite, 

giving people delight, 

eating cookies like cookie monster

or like Santa Claus coming to

town eating delicious cookies

leaving with a big smile. 


Smelling delicious making

eyes dilate looking at

the oven seeing good

cookies being baked


cookies are so yummy they 

make my day




“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.