I Am Poems: “My life is like the wind…”

This week we read Nikki Giovanni’s Ego Trippin’ and talked about about how we celebrate ourselves. Then the students had an opportunity  to ego trip for a  bit and write a poem where they celebrated different aspects of themselves using metaphor, comparison and exaggeration like Ms. Giovanni does in her poem. Enjoy this week’s poets! 


I Am

Mariah J. 

I’m as fun as the park

crazy as my own self

I love as all the mothers in the world

But I have a cold pass

colder than ice

I’m beautiful 

I’m that woman



Nylah J. 

I am so beige, not too bright and not too dark

walking in the shadows not wanting to be 


It’s not that I’m mean, just don’t like to be 


If you knew me you would know I am like

the spring

Not too cold, not too hot it’s the

perfect time for me. 

I am like a cat calm 

until provoked

Give me the power of invisibility

So I can come and go as I please



“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.