In Our Feelings Poems – Avondale Logandale 5th Grade –Winter 2020

In the 5th session of the Chicago Poetry Center residency students in Ms. Pannells 5th grade classes used their poems to explore their feelings through comparisons, descriptive language, and playful imagery.

Ms. Pannel 

5th Grade




Fatima R. 


When I feel happy

I jump as high as a bunny.

And like a happy puppy.


When I feel sad

I feel like a rainy cloud.

And I feel like a sad plant.


When I feel excited

I feel like I am a volcano that is going to explode.


When I feel mad

I feel like going on my phone to see tik tok.


When I feel love

I feel like drawing hearts.



Ulysses R. 


When I feel amazed

I jump up and down


When I feel sad

I’m crying like clouds raining in the sky


When I feel fullest

I get an A+ on my poetry test


When I feel mad

I burn up like a raging fire


When I feel excited

I fly high in the sky.

Ms. Pannel 

5th Grade



Chelsea A. 


When I feel confident

I jump with confidence

I scream with happiness

When my team won in volleyball

this was good

I sing like birds in the sky


When I feel mad

I feel like fire burning up

I listen to my music

My brain starts jumping with madness


When I’m confident

My smile is 10x brighter than the sun.



Ariana A. 


When I feel happy,

I jump around like a happy rabbit

I hear kittens dancing

with my favorite music.

I wish for more hugs like a bear

a night in bed like soft clouds in the sky.


When I feel sad,

I hear singing birds

I feel wet like a rainy day

I wish for more fun

like a sad bear

I need a hug like a cozy baby bear.

Sad and happy are my friends.

Ms. Pannel 

5th Grade




Isaly R.


When I feel happy

I think of puppies

I feel like a rocket ship

I jump up and down

I smile so big I can’t see where I’m going

I feel like I’m famous

I feel like I’m in a house of puppies

I feel like I’m on top of the world

I feel like a puppy

I feel like I am Olaf

I sing bad guy in my head

I high five people I see



Melany F. 


When I feel excited

I feel like a firecracker

I feel like a rabbit jumping up and down

I feel like my heart is full of chocolate

I feel like a silly goose


I hear happy violins

I feel like a happy cloud


When I feel upset

I feel like a cloud started to rain on me

I feel like a trunk from a tree just got cut off








“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.