Persona Poems

Lesson Note: This week, we tried out persona poems. Everyone envisioned they were an object, place or person and wrote about how they would feel and what secrets they wanted to share!


Mrs. Childs, 5th Grade


From the View of the Bookshelf

By Fiona M.


I hold books, lots and lots of them

It’s what all bookshelves do

I love being helpful but…

I want credit for what I do!

I’m full of stories (literally), I hold books,

I’m helpful and I have never asked

for anything else!

You people use me more than you think.

I get bored after a while–now that

you know my point of view, what

do you think? Will you appreciate

me more?



by Daniel C.


Sometimes I go bald

And sometimes I get my hair back

I have a lot of toes

And my feet stick out

I don’t like the cold

I go through puberty a lot

But the truth is I’m tired of being in the same place

I see the brochures blowing in the wind

And there’s a place called Alaska?

I want to go there

I pull up my feet and toes and I’m on my way.


What it’s like to be a G.O.A.T.

By Jeremiah T.


People call me the dribbling and skill master

buy my pace is even faster

I won the World Cup in 20o2

with R9’s bad hair-doo

They said I partied a lot

but I eventually got bought

My defending was never really good

but it could never be good

but in the end I never

reached my true potential



Mr. Goldner, 5th Grade


My Dog

By Brenda J.


I feel love I use the bathroom

even where I am not

allowed to. I go out

and have fun. I love

chasing sticks and

love to be loud

and bark and eat anything I

find. I love my

life as a dog. But

I hate the vet.



By Jahyden P.


Eat food

Stay home

Play with my tale

Taste bone


The Happy Fork

Isabella G.


I’m a fork I love to help

my owner make food but

when they put me in there

the mouth is dark and I’m afraid

I’m always happy to help

and when they’re with me

I feel relaxed

I will tell you something

when all of the foks

are together we party around.



“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.