Please Be My Valentine

For their fourteenth week of poetry Hale Elementary 3rd-5th grade poets prepared for Valentine’s Day by exploring poetry all about love. We read the poem “Love,” by 8th grader Xiomara L.V. In her poem, Xiomara uses personification to describe her perception of love. Personification is when you give human qualities to non-human things.  Love wakes you up in a loving mood/ Love gives gifts, hugs, hearts & kisses/ Love is red but when you dip love, it turns into pink love. Together we wrote a group poem expressing how we see love.

Then we read “An Angry Valentine,” by Myra Cohn Livingston. Livingston uses rhyme and repetition to write an angry valentine to her crush, who doesn’t share the same feelings of love for her. If you won’t be my Valentine/ I’ll scream, I’ll yell, I’ll bite/ If you won’t be my Valentine/ I’ll cry aloud, I’ll start to whine. Inspired by Livingston we wrote silly, angry, and sweet valentines using rhyme.

Please read these Valentine poems and share them with those you love.


Ms. Degiulio’s After School
3rd-5th Grade


What Love Is
by 3rd-5th grade Hale Students  

Love is family.
Love is wonderful.
Love is friends.
Love is nature.
Love is 100% good.
Love is as weird as a dog flying to the moon.
Love is as silly as a cat in a clown costume.
Love is food
Love is pants.
Love is teddy bears.


A Sweet Valentine
Milania G. 

If you’ll be my Valentine.
I will give you a treat.

If you’ll be my Valentine
I’ll make you day shine

I’ll give you a crown,
if you dance around.

If you’ll be my Valentine,
I’ll love you all the time.


A Silly Valentine
by Jayce L. 

You are so sweet.
Lick my feet.

I have meat.
For a treat.

You are a butterfly with a dime,
that’s covered in lemon lime slime.

I’ll give you a hat with a rat,
that’s worn by a bat.


A Malicious Valentine
Federico R. 

If you want to be my Valentine,
well don’t be a malicious sister.

If you want to be my Valentine,
you’re out of your mind.

You are my peasant and I’m the king.
And it you want to be my Valentine.

You need a dime.








“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.