My Community

Fourth and fifth graders in the after-school program wrote poems about their community. Here’s what they wrote.

My Community

by Alexis G. 

My community

is my brother. My

brother helps me.

Community feels

like the sky.


Cats community

Cats need tools. They

play with feathers. And

they need worms.

And cats need food.

They eat cat food.

And cats need air.

And cats need to stay warm.



by Janila A.

Community is a

place where people

can create and make

change that’s a




“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.