Haikus from the Hood

Haikus from the Hood are poems  that are reflecting on the city and personal lives of the students. They kept to the traditional haiku structure of 3 lines; 1st line is 5 syllables, 2nd line is 7 syllables, and the 3rd line is 5 syllables.

Each week there will be 3 poems from each class published to our Hands on Stanzas blog, and every student will have an opportunity to see their written work published on our blog in the weeks to come.
Scroll down to enjoy this week’s published poems!

Ms. Tamru
7th grade


Painful and empty
My mixed personalities
Still gets hard, but why


Rookies are playing
Basketball on the tough court
They are hood legends


Dogs are your best friend
Their love is very profound
Their eyes say it all

6th grade



Your is heart is so cold
But your personality
Is like precious gold


The trees sway like wind
I love how coconuts fall
I feel the warm breeze


When I came to earth
I learned and explored the world
Humans are funny



“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.