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:
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.
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
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
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.