Guess Who

After reading “Death of Snowman” by Vernon Scannell the poets from West Park Academy learned about persona in poetry. This poem was written from the point of view of a snowman. Up until this point the poets were writing from their own voice. With this lesson I asked the poets to write from the voice something non-human. Enjoy!



Jadis D.

I bring happiness and peace

I light up the room

When I bloom I am colorful


When I die my colors fade

I start to fall apart

With no light I bring sadness



Daisy A.

I the sun, I shine

In your world, I bright your day

In the day, I am cheerful

I am so lively

At night, you are please

When you see me you are full of life

I am like you Sun

I am your reason to live



Julius S.

I can reach things that small people cannot

And I can look down on people

I can be as tall as a tree

And perfect for basketball


The Moon

Alexandra D. L. C. 

I feel beautiful when people draw me and talk about me

I shine through the dark at night

You may fall in love as if I was a real person



Michael I. 

I can hear the kids screaming in pain

I see them being beat up in school

There is a kid passing out in front of us

Everyone acts like it’s normal

The blood, the purple eye

It’s not going to end



Alexander C. 

Me usarian, golpiarian, me agararian

Me pueden usar afuera y adentro

Pero rompería algo adentro




“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.