Love Poems

In this week’s Poetry Club we discussed Love and Poetry. We began with a heart chakra exercise to get in tune with our emotions. The poems we read together were “Love Poem Beginning with a Yellow Cab” and “Let’s Get Married” by José Olivarez. We talked about the Author’s love for his partner Erika and how he uses descriptive language to paint a picture of memories that remind us of love shared. Poets both smiled and cried when we brainstormed our own experiences of love, the poems that follow were written.


Want written by

Kimberly S., 12th Grade

Want is something big but possible.

I want someone to love me unconditionally.

I want someone to remember to assure me, to love me, to hug and kiss me,

to feel me, to see me.

I want someone to remember the little things, how I like my eggs in the morning,

how I like my toast to be crispy but soft.

Someone that is willing to dance and sing and do everything as careless and free like me.

I want someone to buy me flowers, go on dates, not care about prices,

to worship me and the ground that I walk on.

I want someone to have kids with, preferably six,

someone to grow old and have grey hairs with.


Zain written by

Lesley R., 12th Grade

Zain a name I haven’t forgotten

Summer, 2020 was ours.

As soon as it started to get chilly

you froze, you flew away from me like

the leaves that were coming down. Now

all I can do is write about you.



“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.