Love poems!

In Ms. Budzileni’s class, we read Matthew Olzmann’s “Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem” in class and loved the specificity and humor! Many of us said that being so specific about someone you love was a way to really see them! We drew pictures of people we love to try to think through as many specific details as we could and then wrote them poems modeled after Olzmann’s. Students shared some beautiful things about their loved ones! Here are a few of our love poems:

My Dog


These are the reasons I’m so glad you’re my dog

I love when I come home and you’re waiting for me by the door

and when you start running around with joy because you’re

so happy that everyone is home.

I love your soft fur and your bright blue eyes and

how you leave a trace of your long hair everywhere

so everyone knows you were there.


Material Mom


Thank you for cooking

a lot of food even though

I don’t finish it.

I like how you standup

for what you think and say it

out loud.

I remember when you made

my dad give us money so

we can go shopping

and you spent the whole

day at the store trying

to get out.

Thank you for getting me my

favorite chocolates.

How did you know?

Thank you for being my mom.



Your dark but shiny hair curls that

never end. Your giant pink clothing collection

because pink never goes out of fashion.

Because even though you don’t need make-up

and are perfect just like you are, you still

put in the effort to look more pretty than

you already are. Because even though in moments

when all there is is simply dark you

manage to light up a spark. Because no

matter what happens you keep on going on.

Because even though this world may be

hard you still have love.



“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.