Making Sense out of the Senses

The creative poets from the Evening Reporting Center wrote poems based off of their senses. Each poet wrote a 2 stanza, 10 line poem. In the first stanza they described something using each of the 5 senses. In the second stanza they used the 5 senses in ways that one would not traditionally use the senses. Enjoy!



Johnny S.

I can smell the sun blaze as it cooks the grass on a beautiful day

I can feel the wind as it almost blows me over

I can hear the birds as they chirp beautifully

I can see the trees reaching for the sky,

As I look up and almost taste the cotton candy clouds


BANG! The familiar sound of murder screams from the gun

You can see the fear in his eyes as the bullet passed his head

I can feel the mood change when the adrenaline sets in

You can smell the aroma of death

You can almost taste the blood in the air



Diego L.

I can hear the birds chirping as they look like they are talking to each other

I can smell the birds use the bathroom as they fly away

I can feel the breeze as the wind blows towards me

I can see the trees going side to side as the wind blows

I can taste the water falling from the sky as I open my mouth


I can hear her heart beating from a mile away

I can smell how nervous she is coming around my family

I can feel her eyes looking at me trying to tell me something

I can see the love she got for me

I can taste the food just by looking at it




“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.