Like a Simile

Ms. Widman

High School Creative Writing


The poets at Amundsen this week had a blast writing exquisite corpses inspired by the poem “Like a Simile” by Mark Cox. The young poets paired up and created their own surreal metaphors and similes. I’m so pumped to publish the following poets!












“I Ate like a Dolphin Under the Sea” by Edwin S.


I ate like a dolphin under the sea.

I ate the candy like a toy bulldozer

in the couch sitting like a pile of dust

watching the tv like a fish in a tank

and full like a panda eating bamboo

but lazy like a koala but laughing like

a hyena, slept on the couch like a folder.

I dreamed like a baby.


















“I Drifted” by Maicol I.


I drifted


the corner

got in the elevator

and I went down

the ramp, sped

down the sidewalk,

got on the bus,

went home. Today

was a good day like

someone won the lottery
















“I Went to Bed like the Fall of Rome” by Zamzam A.


I went to bed like the fall of Rome

in a quiet realm of night, I surrender

to pillows as soft as a crumbling nation.

Dreams unfurl, beneath the canopy of darkened skies

the night unfolds, my epic demise,

my eyelids fall like an ancient pillar

as my breath flickers like the torch.
















“An Angry Mob” by Scott M.


An angry mob.


I got my license yesterday.


I was in a movie


about to step in mud,


a kid from a dog.


Someone cut onions.


I had money.



“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.