My Silly Life

You know the running joke where some says they caught a fish thissssssssss big — and they extend their arms super wide and knock you a bit with their elbows as they attempt to stretch themselves to the most ridiculous length possible? Well, there’s a term for that and it’s called hyperbole! It’s basically means using exaggeration in a poem.


My Silly Life

by Abe the Ape

4th grade


Amount of pee I peed on myself up to sea level: 2, 700 square feet

Times I cried: 781

Amount of times trying to make memes: 57

Learning how to “get sturdy” in pajamas: 31

Hitting my head on accident: 15

Laughing so hard till I faint: 183

Losing basketball 1V1’s: 17

Teasing my sister: as many days I am alive

Amount of people I can’t stand: 0

Percent of how much I love my sister: 100%




“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.