Queen Zee’s Poetic Adventures: Episode 2 Poems

At the beginning of this month, we shared poems written by G.B. Vico students in response to the first episode of Queen Zee’s Poetic Adventures. This time, we are sharing poems written by these same students as they watched the second episode of Queen’s Zee’s Poetic Adventures. In Episode 2, Queen Zee, played by Poet in Residence Leslie Reese, led students to write poems about their identities. In her own poem, Queen Zee shared that her eyes are from infinity and that her spirit originates from a ray of light igniting stardust. Henry, Queen Zee’s robotic friend, also shared a student poem by Jamari H., who wrote about his shining brown eyes that come from his mother and his kindness that comes from his aunt.

Please enjoy more poems from our 12- and 13-year-old friends from an English class in Tuscany!

The Universe

Beatrice G.
I have the laugh of my mom
She is the Moon.
I have the eyes of my dad,
He is Mercury.
I have the creativity of my uncle,
He is the Sun.
I have the nose of my granny
She is Venus.
I am as stubborn as my grandpa,
He is Saturn.
I have the imagination of my other granny,
She is the Galaxy.
I love my family: the Planets of the Universe.


Me and Me
Filippo C.
Me and my eyes from Italy,
Me and my mouth from Armenia
Me and my chubby cheeks from Ukraine,
Me and my limitless imagination,
Me and my remarkable curiosity.
I love me and my identity
And I never want to change it.
Me and me.


What I Am
Arianna D. C.
I am Arianna

And I come from a place
Where everyone is special just for the way they are.
I have my mum’s eyes and
My grandma’s lips.
I have my uncle’s sense of humor
And I am as shy as my grandpa.
My family is my world,
And I don’t know what I would do without them.


Greta G.
My identity is my identity.
Everything about me is mine
I am a girl

In a big wide world
With my ups and downs
I create beautiful things.
My face is like my father’s
But my soul and my mind
Are only mine
And will be forever.
No one knows what I think
Because it is only mine.


I Want to Be Myself
Ginerva C.
I don’t care about what the world thinks of me.
I don’t care if nobody likes me.
I ‘m sick
Of wearing
I want to be
With my own eyes
With my own smile
With my own heart
With my own soul.
I want to be myself


Just a Fish in the Ocean
Alessandro T.
Am I unique?

I am just a fish in the ocean
Running away from the sharks
Hiding in the dark
To survive.
How can we find a way?


The Difference
Giulia F.
I am a girl
In the world I am just a little dot.
A dot cannot fight the evil of the world
But if that dot helps other dots
The world can become a better place.


The Color of the Universe
Rebecca M.
I am Rebecca
I have long blonde hair
And green eyes
But I would like to have
Blue eyes
Because blue
Makes me think of the universe
And I love the universe
Because it means infinity.


The Moon
Alice D. M.
I am Alice
I come from Italy
But I think I belong to the Moon
Because it is quiet and cold, it does not talk or make noise.
This is me,
I am Alice and I belong to the Moon.


Pietro G.
I am Pietro and I was born in soccer land,
I am a couch potato like my mum,
I am good at school like my sister,
I love playing soccer like my dad,
I am really into sleeping like my mum,
But still I am unique,
Because I am Pietro
And nobody is the same as me.


Enormous thanks to our launch partner for Queen Zee’s Poetic Adventures, the Ralla Klepak Foundation for Education in the Performing Arts.



“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.