Guess Who?

Last week, Carver students spent some time playing a very different role: for our poetry assignment, we stepped into new identities through persona poems. Before diving into our own writing process, we watched “Shooter” by Lamar Jorden and discussed how powerful the poem was. Students remarked that it would have been quite a different poem if written from a different point of view. We then spent some time writing persona poems as different people or objects. Check out one student poem below:

I’m A Pen 

by Sky S. 

I’m a pen

Awaiting the moment i run thin

Until I am used and thrown in the recycling ben

I sit still

And this finger with looks that can kill

Captures me in its sweaty palms until 

I realize this is a life I can’t fulfill 

Sitting here being used for led

This desk being my forever bed

Theres no he said, she said

For I am not allowed speech

Being lessons that teachers use to teach

But I feel like its a lesson to each

And every student not be like me

An example of what not to be

Always the writer, never the one they write about

Pouring all my heart and ink until I cry out

And break, snap crackle and pop

Until my debris on the floor is mopped

And they forget all about the pen they dropped

Me, always the writer never the artist

The worst comes to those who try their hardest

I am a pen

Destined to be broken over and over again.



“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.