Grissom Elementary School | 8th Grade: At the End and the Beginning

Mrs. Nazimek



Free Write

¨The Thoughts¨

Joel C.


I am the one

Who thinks about the beyond

As if it were right around the corner

The one who thinks about free time

The one who stresses about such small things

The one who looks forward to the days of heat, sunshine ,and fun

I am the one who thinks about education

Being exposed to new things

I am the one

Who thinks about the beyond.



I am

Daniela C.


I am not who I seem to be

I am this:

I am quiet and to my self

I am athletic, I like to play sports

I am always on my phone

People think I’m mean

But I am nice.



Skyler G.


S. is for special, gifted and smart

K. is for kind an excellent character

Y. is for younique for being my own self 

L. is for lighthearted always fun to be with

E. is for entertaining your sense of humor

R. is for relaxing and sailing through time.




Rap/ free verse

Damian G.


Can I rap

My friends say I’m cap

Tik Tok is my favorite app

When I see my friends I give them a dap

When I smile my teeth got a gap

I think the cubs should get rid of Ian Happ

Can’t catch me on a lap

After this i’m going to take a nap

Zap, Zap,Zap!!!!!!






Natalia H.


The frogs jump away

Lily pads float in water

The water drops fall



Two Pieces to Make One

Miguel R.


I have two sides

My tough and sensitive sides

I didn’t know I was sensitive at all

people would say I was but I would push them away.

But I realize I am

I can be tough and sensitive.

My sensitive side comes out of nowhere

Like a cold or headache.

My tough side tries to shadow it

and not let the sensitive side weaken it

and make me look weak.

But thats who I am

and I cant change that

So know one thing for sure

I will always be me!!!!!




Yarihani W.


Are we really alive? And are we really dead? Because as a human all these questions just keep racing around in my head what makes me alive is it the way I scream tryna release stress or is it my ego tryna always be the best

Are we really dead? Or do we just lay in a coffin six feet down in a grave, do I just stay there in my forever bed is life outside of death existence or do I leave my loved ones and stay in a realm all alone and full of independence; I’m a person made of matter but because I’m human all these questions just keep racing in my head. What makes me alive? What makes me dead?

                                                          Do I Matter ?



“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.