Little Poems with Deep Meanings

The poets from West Park Academy learned about an ancient form of poetry from Japan known as Haikus. These short poems are meant to be thought provoking while keeping to a strict structure of 3 lines with a total of 17 syllables. Enjoy!


Jesus C.

The beach was so warm

The water was refreshing

The sand castle fell


Ruby R.

My colorful heart

For you is shading away

Now it’s pitch dark black


Miguel H.

The big bright sunshine

It is coming from outside

The wind is silent


Brisia B.

El Conejo Malo

Blanco, loco, y malo

Comiendo ratas



She is so pretty

I’m trying to look at her

She makes me nervous


Briseida M.

I grow from a seed

An apple tree grows slowly

When ready, it falls



“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.