I am Poems- 7th Grade

This week we read Ego Trippin’ by Nikki Giovanni and talked about her use of exaggeration and historical references to write a poem that celebrates herself. After a brainstorm where students came up with with things to compare themselves to, they wrote poems that celebrated their unique selves. Enjoy this week’s pieces by our Foster Park 7th graders!


I’m Black 

Soriah H.

7th Grade



I’m black because it has many emotions. 

I am summer,  I make the sun beam 

and make it as hot as it can be. 

I am a snake, I move quiet I live in the rain forest, 

once you mess with me, I feed. 

I’m like water, I make rivers calm.

I’m like Ghana, I have culture, I build tall cities

and I have a community. 

I fly in the sky looking down at the people 

who have no clue what’s 

going down. 

I Am 

John Vion R.

7th Grade 

Im am so green that 

when money sees me it chases me

I am winter so cold that it 

storms destruction. 

I am so chill, that a sloth 

comes to chill with me. 

I’m as calm as the people in

Dubai, it’s so hot they 

will be walking tired and slow. 

I’m so chill I may as well 

be invisible. I’m so quiet, people 

walk past me. 


I Am The Sky 

Angela J. 

7th Grade

I am the sky, 

I am the rain that makes plants grow.

I am like the winter,

I can be so fun, but freeze you to death.

I am a candle that’s lit for eight days,

I am a beautiful flower that never wilts.

My life is like pyramids that stand strong,

I am a bunny, small but strong never afraid. 

I can bewitch you with  my niceness,

but curse you with my words.

I am not a puppet controlled. 


I Am

Sergio M. 

7th Grade

I am the wind, flowing and moving around

I am the color red

I move around deadly like fire

I am an eagle meant to be feared by 

all. I’m a home made for comfort, I’m 

the summer that burns all the bad kids mouths. 




“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.