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’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 that woman
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
Not too cold, not too hot it’s the
perfect time for me.
I am like a cat calm
Give me the power of invisibility
So I can come and go as I please