My City, My City!

The young poets from Ms. Zepeda’s class wrote about their towards out great City of Chicago. After reading “City City” by Marci Ridlon we discussed the good and the bad of the city. Check out their poems!


Chicago Poem

By Hector

Chicago good and bad

All my memories I have

Going to the parks,

And going to the library


Feeling Good in the City

By Aliyah

Good city in the summer

Smelling fresh in the air

It’s all so fair

I’m feeling good

Like everyone should

I eat ice cream

Then see the Big Bean


Clean City

By Angelou

City of Chicago

You break my heart

Why do people have to litter


At least your parks are beautiful

And that will never change ever


I don’t like the factories that pollute

My, my, I love the schools

And I hope you do too



“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.