If I were an animal…

In Ms. Mild-Thomas’s 6th grade class, we read Ada Limon’s “How to Triumph like a Girl” and discussed how through using the metaphor of a horse, the poem told us something new about the speaker. We talked about our own personalities and how there are parts of us not everyone sees. We  wrote poems that used animal metaphors to give a glimpse into who we are and what we care about! The students did an excellent job!

I Feel Like….

-Gracie A

I feel like a Wild horse racing 

through the meadows with her 

herd freely. 


I feel like a racehorse running 

through the finish line just for

her to do it over and over again 

never stopping. 


I feel like a fox cub freely but

 carefully playing with her cubs

I feel like a wild horse easy going

 and gentle with people I know but

 shy and uneasy with strangers. 


I feel like a wolf cub gentle but also rough 

while playing with her siblings. 


What Animal am I?

-K’Mya P

I like the scorpions and how defensive they are 

And protective. like a puppy 

Sometime being hard headed like I’m playful about myself 

Soft as a baby flamingo 

Like I feel in my favorite soft blanket .

Like a pretty rare flamingo and it’s very quiet.


I’m Like….

 -Hilari M

I’m like a bird because I like moving around a lot,

I’m like a sloth in the mornings or whenever I have to clean, 

I’m like a monkey because I sometimes like to play around,

I’m like a dog sometimes friendly and sometimes mean,

I can sometimes be like a snake, very dangerous when I’m mad


I would like to be like a bird, 

how they make things look easier,

how they fly around,

without no one stopping them,

or telling them what to do,

how they’re free,

but I’ll probably be exhausted after flying around a lot.



“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.