Hero Worship: Poems on Heroes of All Kinds

What makes a hero (both real or imagined), and how can we learn from them (even the villains) and the inner- hero inside of us? We explored those concepts and more in What I Learned From the Incredible Hulk by Amiee Nezhukumatahil.

Lesson Note: Have you heard? Recently a Harvard social scientist found that posing like a superhero increases confidence and creates lasting positive change! Superman actor Christopher Reeve noted, ‘I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” And singer Bob Dylan adds: ‘I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsivity that comes with their freedom.”

Ms. Munoz, 7th Grade
Period One

What Jesus Taught Me
Theresa G.

When it comes to forgiveness,
never hold a grudge,
always help a friend in need,
and do what others can not do.

Come to serve,
not be served,
love your neighbor,
as you love yourself.

Try your best not to judge,
and start each day with an open mind,
pray whenever you’re in need,
and the bible is always there to read.

Work to stay calm,
and keep your head up,
Live each day with an open heart,
and learn to accept the world.

Josephine N.

In the dark of the shadow,
a lonely man gets ready for battle.
This secret identity shown to no one,
helps get the job done.
A man in a suit never gets along with anyone,
so he seaves the world so everyone has won.
but inside his heart, where nobody goes,
he feels like an outsider because nobody knows.

I’ve always been shy around everyone,
this man shows me what has to be done.
Not everybody can know everything about you,
your secret should be hidden for it can’t be undone.

What I Learned from the Legend of Zelda
Deana F.

When it comes to the best hero
link is the best. No, they are all
the best.

Mipha, his love. Her heart
so pure it can heal another
Selda. So powerful, her
veins run with goddess blood.

Liv G.

Pink hair
Pink dress
The only girl of the group

She sings her heart out every time

Every time she goes on stage
She commands a crowd
and they gold wild

My Dad, A Policeman
Jeremy P.

When it comes to bravery
My Dad is willing to protect the country.

Fear when he is trying to catch someone
Joyful when he is with his friends
Serious when he has do business
Happy when he is with his family

It’s the badge, it gives him his status
The gear lets him do his job

As a policeman, he has to care for others
he loves protecting his country.

Ms. Munoz, 7th Grade
Period Three

Lessons I’ve Learnt From Pink Panther
Tabitha W.

When it comes to sneaking up
behind someone you
should always have
intense theme music

you should always
be a bright color
in a world full of
others like you

everything can be
turned into a gam
even when you’re
with serious people

Alani P.

Superheroes are all over the world
The one that sticks out to me
is my mother
The hardest working person I know

With her ability to cook
care, love, and help
There is nothing I could ask for more.

7 kids is a lot
but it doesn’t stop her for working an incredible job
as a cop.

With all the love and affection
she gives everyone in her family
She’s always my superhero.

Brendan B.

The Flash showed me how to push through
I learned to run faster when I can’t.
He taught me to work together.

When Barry Allen feels, I feel with him
He runs through the danger
Like I ran through the rain

Iron Man Mar 85
Bobby B.

The suit can appear with the click of a button
multiple weapons are in his suit
his is funny, strong and kind
I am kind and change is good to me.

Tony Stark is snappy
but I am not
He has a suit
I do not

So maybe I am not like him
but maybe I will become like him.

Neala R.

A hero
of thy fruit
His flight
His superstrength
Allows him to fight for what
is right.
Eric Wimp
not defined by
his last name
But is a hero.

Ms. Munoz, 7th Grade
Period Seven

Mo I.

My brother used to tell me stories
about the monsters that lived in the forests
and in my attic,
how if I misbehaved,

I’d be sorry.
The stories had bright colors, brighter
than any picture book in existence
he doesn’t tell me stories anymore.

Now, he’s all grown up;
off with his girlfriend wearing dark color
writing poetry about the smell of
decaying pumpkins

his pencil strokes across the sky
instead of footprints in the sand
a great mark than
any other man

Mufasa’s Lesson
Lillian J.

Sometimes it is okay
to make sacrifices for those you love
but you also need to remember
that your own life is important toon.

And you must know
how your actions affect those around you
so you must set a good example
And don’t get a bird to do it for you

Chase the Hyenas the demons away
Protect your pride, your family
I mean, it’s the circle of life
so eat all the Antelope you can

And your boy?
he’s find
He’ll be an okay monarch…

Emely R.

SWing from place to place on webs
Unexpect the worst
Pack your suit
And leave the house

Tough and strong on the outside
Smile and laugh on the inside
Just like any of us
I learned

Red and blue
and Spider of course
and strong and soft
Webs everywhere

Strikes anytime
But very sneaky

What I Learned From Big Hero 6
Chloe B.

Take time to relax, recharge.
Mourning is important, but so is
letting people in, so you can live another day

Mourn to see the morning
choose your friends wisely
and trust them when they tell you
you’re crossing the line into crazy town

cool suits that give you powers are just
as good as powers you’re born with
dream big. or die.
friends are worth sacrificing.

Colin M.

Swinging from webs and defeating villains
he does everything a hero should
So many obstacles but he always pushes through

Samantha Bricio
Adina O.

When it comes to volleyball you know the girl to call
she’ll slam that ball
and put it away

If you’re down
Just call Bricio
She ‘ll ace them in their face

She can dig
She can spike
But must of all she’ll serve them right!!



“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.