In our feelings Poems – Moos 3rd Grade – Winter 2020

In the 6th session of the Chicago Poetry Center residency, 3rd-grade students used their poems to explore their feelings through comparisons, descriptive language, and playful imagery.

Ms. Sanders

3rd Grade


Jacqueline M.


When I feel happy I want food

I eat all of it

I go up and down

When I feel sad

I just want to go to my room

and cry

like rain

when it falls down.






Cuando yo siento enojada

yo quiero un abrazo de mi mama.

Una casa de dulce.

Un mango de chocolate.

Yo veo un gato de bebes.

Cuando yo siento feliz

yo quiero un helado.

Un helado de arcoiris.

Un gato de chocolate.

Yo veo una casa un ciudad de dulce.

un apartamento de agua.

Ms. Willis

3rd Grade



Brendan C.


When I feel mad I burst like a volcano.

I stomp.

I scream like a monkey.

I scream in my pillow.

When I feel happy

I have a smiley face.

I jump.

I make jokes.



Khloe B.

When I feel shocked

I hear cars going on and off

I wish there were more cookies

I dream I was a bird

I hear soaring

I jump like a monkey

I wish there were ghosts

I dream of climbing walls

a day of cookies

I hear cooking rice

I dream of rabbits

I dream of a robot

I wish there were clones of me

I hear drums

I wish there were sand dragons






“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.