Poetry and Meaning

In this week’s Poetry Club we discussed Poems and Meaning with a special focus on observation/reflection. The poem we read together was “MI PROBLEMAby Michelle Serros. We talked about the Author’s use of poetry to provoke change and the way in which she draws on moments and memories to paint a picture with words.


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Lesley R., 12th Grade

Sometimes I would wish that I can

Just be “Her”. So I made her,

She’s me now.


It’s okay to be alone. What

people should worry about is “Why

does your own presence make you



The less he knows about me

the better I feel. I don’t answer

his questions because the fear

of answering them wins me over.


Their hearts leaning over, no money. and

a dirty house made me question myself

how did I even get here? I left them and

never looked back.



“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.