Opposites Attract

Last week, we welcomed spring break’s embrace with a fun poetry session. We started with a game where students each received a new identity. Each student asked silly questions (Are you yellow? Do you have a clubhouse?) to find their pair. Once Scooby found Shaggy and Macaroni found Cheese, each pair worked together to write a poem. There were so many great pair poems from our group; read below for some of my favorites.


Moon and Sun

Yamarion G. and Davion B.     

I’m as dark as night

I’m as bright as a light

and as high as a kite

so let the moonlight shine

so let the daylight shine

we both roam in space

but we can’t fly

maybe if we try

we can come by

but we never lie


Pancakes and Syrup

Rahkeem H. and Kai A. 

Syrup is sweet and brown

Pancakes are brown and white

Bussen Bussen/Good

In the morning and at night


Day and Night 

Antonio E. and Ariyona G. 

Light like the sun

Dark like the color black

Wake up in the morning

Sleep at night

We both have light





“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.