Cutlets of Couplets

Today at Avondale/ Logandale the 5th grade poets learn about rapping. After listening to Will Smith’s and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s song “Summertime” they were challenged to write their own rhymes. Each poet wrote a series of couplets. Check out these new up and coming rappers!


David H.


A tool of destruction

And eruption


I dance

And I have romance


I live in the high grounds

Making a dive down


As hard as titanium

As rich as uranium


I’m tall like a mountain

And I reroute them



Oberlin V.

I’m so cool

That’s why I rule.


Sometimes I can be cruel

Just like a fool.

I made my cat

Wear a hat.


Lisette A.

I like art

As much as I like darts


I like expressing my life

as much as the night

I like food

And I am cool


Julian M.



We go to school

Because we are not fool


We got the drip

But i never skip


My buddy is a mice

But still got ice


I jump in the air

Like a flair



We feel love in the air

People watch us stare


We be sassy

But be so classy


Bibiana G.

I dress fancy

And sometimes classy


I am so clever

You could never


I’m so happy

Because I be napping


I love books

And I love to cook


I always stand up for myself

You should always be yourself


I can play the viola

But I also like granola




“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.