I Heard…

Last week’s session was a very special request from Hale’s 6-8th grade poets. This group loves to explore the unknown and got the chance to do so with some poems based on their favorite conspiracy theories. We spent most of our Tuesday afternoon chatting about interesting concepts like the aliens living at Area 51 or that the moon is actually a hologram. After doing some independent research, poets spent Wednesday writing their poems to read at our Open Mic. Our two published poems are clever takes on some theories you might have heard before. Let’s see if you can figure them out.



Two worlds collide

Sucked in is Coraline

With no escape, she is forced

to live the same life with a button family,

all at the courtesy of the other mother.

On the other hand in her past life,

she had a miserable life.

From her past, this second world is an upgrade.

Although it was not ideal she still thought of it as a step up.

She was stuck in a dream

with only one key.

And a whole ‘world’ against her,

She could never make it out.

So deep in a world that

She was so in love with at one point.

It’s hard to escape that.


Yeya R. 

The rustling in the forest trees

A loud snap of a tree branch

And a shadow as tall as the trees themselves

An attempt to film a video of a mysterious creature

turned viral

All that was left was a footprint in the damp dirt

And a theory, yet to be solved



“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.