Poems as Superheroes–5th grade

In Ms. Robinson-Sanchez’s 5th grade class, we read Blk Girl Art by Jamila Woods and discussed what we want poems to be able to do in the world. We imagined our poems as superheroes, able to do anything we could imagine!

A Poem


A poem doesn’t make you feel anything

unless it is lasting. I want a poem to get my grandpa to

the United States. I want a poem that can help

my mom with her stress. I want a poem to

make sure that my brother comes home from college

every holiday. A poem to help my grandma run

again. I need a poem to heal.


I want a poem to change the world


I want a poem to make adults understand kids

better. I want a poem to make all people have n o fear.

I want poems to change bullies to better, nicer

people. I want a poem to treat everyone

equally. I want everyone to be noticed and never

feel invisible.

I want a poem to change the world.


The Memories Poem


I wish this poem could fix people’s

feelings and turn their doom around

and heal the brains of a bully

and help the emotions and make

it feel like a hot tub

with flaming water and make

it taste like candy.



“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.