I ode you this.

The 7th grade poets from West Park Academy learned about the “Ode” poem. After much discussion about the things they admire, are grateful for, and generally love, they were asked to dedicate a poem to that person/thing. What, or who, do you think the 7th graders dedicated their poems to!?


Ode to my Phone

Zaniah C.


Phone, you make me happy

You make me feel …safe

You light up brighter than the sun

You make me feel like I have a real friend


Ode to tiktok

Jayda N.


Tiktok you are the greatest

You’re like a lifesaver

You’re like a diamond because you shine bright

You’re as funny as a clown


Ode to Mom

Jadis D.


Mom you are the best

You gave me life and a place to sleep

And you bring joy to my life

You are like an angel


Brisia B.

Mi Mama


Mi mama es la mejor de todas

El la persona que siento muy feliz

Es la mas linda de todas la  mamas



Michael I.

Tech o’ Tech


You’re the only thing I play when I’m bored

When I play with you my heart is beating

I play with you all day

You’re the only thing that makes me live


Thank You.

Yarelis A.


Thank you mom for everything

You are always with me

You are the one who gave me life

And you are my best friend

You are the best mom in the world





“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.