‘Everybody looks…’: Odes

Students wrote Odes about something or someone they wanted to exalt after reading ‘Ode To My Shoes’ by Francisco X. Alacron.

Lesson Note: “Rhyme and rhythm have been shown to intensify emotions at a neurological level as poetry activates brain areas…which are linked to…introspection.  Our brains process poetry differently than prose.”  from Your Brain on Art, How The Arts Transform Us, 2023, Ross and Magsamen.

Ms. Wright, 7th Grade

Ode to My Fluffy Jacket
by Jiexe L.

fluffy jacket
warm as the sun
always here

I feel like in Wonderland
Cold winter without it
Would just be so cold

fluffy as puffy
So white as the
Winter snow

amazing, comfort
Is just the little was I
can say
start the day in
A warm jacket
Is all i can ask for

Everyday Life of My Shoes
by Maurice G.

As I am sleeping seeing me running in my shoes as a speedster with half-red and half-blue

lightning I never want to wake up. My shoes get rest from running and walking and feeling like

they have cramps, they even get rest for me running into puddles and stepping on cold icy

snow. These shoes( dunks) look good on me and we have been together since the beginning of

our 7th grade year.

Ms. Wright, 8th Grade

Ode to my shoes
By Anthony W.

My shoes is nice
Helps me from the dirty floor
I walk out the door
Everybody looks at my shoes
They think, “wow that’s cool”

I spend lots of money on shoes
My money where?
I have no clue
My shoes help me attract lots of views

I love my beaters
They go everywhere with me
They take all the damage
As my feet leave unscratched

by Baowen L.

So amazing
Your comfort is wonderful

In the cold weather, you make
Me feel warm

The soles are soft and
silky , and even after a while



“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.