New Year, New You, New Me

The first week of the new year brought a fresh start to the young lives of the 7th grade poets from West Park Academy. We spent this session sharing the gifts we received over the holidays. The poets were asked if they could give any non-material gift to someone or to the world what would it be? We also discussed their new year’s resolutions; how were they going to better themselves in the new year. We hope their answers will be used as inspiration for their future poems. Check out their answers below!


Our Gifts to the World


An end to racism

Clean air

Virtual money


Good health

Short memory for negative things

An end to world hunger

NFT’s for everyone!

An end to global slavery


How to be a better Me

Lose weight

Eat healthier

Work harder

Get better at school work

Our Gifts to the World




Endless summers


Less work

More recess

Time with family


How to be a better Me

Lose weight

Better skincare

Make more money

Get more sleep

Be a more understanding person

Be more sociable

Be more athletic





“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.