“My cat is the ocean on a sunny day.” Metaphors and loved ones with South Loop Poetry Club

This week at South Loop Poetry Club, we read Francisco X. Alarcón’s “On Monday I Feel Like a Dragon.” Our young poets raced to see who could find the most similes and metaphors. Since we used similes to talk about ourselves last week, we decided to write poems with metaphors about our loved ones this week. Here are some of the works we made showing off our figurative language:


South Loop Poetry Club

Grades 4-6


By Annabel 


My cat is the ocean

on a sunny day


That Golden Brown Cheese Pizza

By Cole C.


I made pizza

It was delicious

I cooked 2 of them


That was large as a French baguette

And the cheese and crust

Was golden brown. I cut it to slices


I shared it with my family

The cheese tastes… Crunchy

It was perfection to be thinking.


That golden brown cheese pizza

Just as tasty as a bear eating honey.

My family is eating as fast as a pig


My family adored it

They love it

And me too.


Solar System

By Ari D.


Sun is bright as light

Mercury can not fight

Venus is still as a pipe,

Earth is cool like a kite

Mars is cold as ice

Jupiter is big as life

Saturn is a little light

Uranus is fine

For Neptune IT’S ON SIGHT


Family Problems

By Oliver G.




Fat is my feline a

fat tree.

Her eyes are

swords that cut into my

sister’s bones of poison.


My mom her heart is

sweet candy that makes

her so kind.


My dad a stiff building

but his courage shines

bright like a diamond.




“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.