Monster Poems: “It smells like gummy tacos…”

Do you believe in monsters? This week we drew an exquisite corpse monster and then talked about things that lurk around the corner and go bump in the night. The monsters in these poems are a little less menacing however and resemble some of our favorite sweet things and celebrities. Enjoy this week’s poets! 


My Candy Cane Monster

Janiyah Turner

3rd Grade

My candy cane monster loves children and does not eat them 

My monster looks like a candy cane

it was walking down the street with me

someone was coming so I stuffed it in my suitcase


Someone asked me what does it looks like

I said cotton candy

it smells like gummy tacos

it loves kids with all of her might

and my monsters name is Ms. Mayda



Neia Hinkle

3rd Grade


Here I come

she looks like Beyonce

she smells like candy

she puts on lipstick 

she says 




“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.