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.