Poems as Superheroes–8th Grade

In Ms. Budzileni’s 8th 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!

Words Could Do Something


I want words that should save everything in

life. I would want to go anywhere in the globe

and explore. See whatever sickness anyone has and

save it with even a cure. Words that would help

me sleep more like rain falling onto metal in a

graceful way. Words that will let me know what

my pets need and what they want to do.




Poems are useless unless

they bring back my cat that ran away

or they bring back my grandpa that

passed away or if they make everyone

feel safe and not helpless about anything

or if they teach you something valuable

that could possibly save you one day or it

they take everyone’s problems and worries.





“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.