High School Creative Writing
Like Like Like, A Simile
This week we focused on the simile and read Mark Cox’s “Like a Simile ”. The students then played a condensed version of an exquisite corpse and created surreal similes in pairs. I was flabbergasted at what wild worlds they created and ran with. I’m so happy with the two published poets below.
“Wheels of a Cog”
by Raul M.
Blood dripping down a hand like sweating from an exercise.
Screams fill the air like the rain covering the world.
Violence spreading throughout as a disease no one notices.
People trembling and praying like a herd of sheep.
A knight, saving the day, as an emerging butterfly–
cheerfulness filling the air as the sassy salmon swim in the ocean.
As blood drips down a hand like a melting ice cream,
with the wheels turning once more, we start our day once more.
by Eri P.
I contemplated like a midnight fog.
I ventured through life like pink harmony.
I fell and got up like dominos.
I smiled and cried like a dancing fish.
I went around and around like a washing machine.
I lived and died like nephropidaes.
I won and lost like Kummerspeck.
I ran in a loop like Kuddelmuddel.
I went to the top like a harpy.
I plummeted to the bottom like a 1000kg weight.
The cycle continues forever like a cracked brick wall.