Reality is like a game with big choices…

What do an elephant and a mouse have in common? What dessert do your eyes look like? For this week’s session we talked about comparisons and how contrasting different things can help our writing come alive and add a whimsical spin to it. Students worked on a brainstorm where they compared two different things and thought about the similarities. It could be size, color, shape, or the way they move. Suddenly a fan became a tornado, and hair became curly fries. Students then came up with their own ideas of things to compare and worked on creating poems. There were so many amazing pieces, and beautiful images and metaphors that they came up with. Enjoy this week’s poets! 

My Smile

Damian Martinez

My smile 

is bright like

the sun

Trees are like

broccoli, it’s green 

and trees are green. 

Shoes are like 

squares, shoes look 

like squares 

My eyes are 

like ice cream

my eyes are brown

The sun is 

like a yellow book. The sun 

is bright. 

Ice-cream is

like clouds are. 

White like vanilla 


My Poem


A smile is like when you get a sticker and you see it. 

Trees are like broccoli. 

Shoes are like books. 

Clouds are like ice cream. 

My fingers are like popsicle sticks.

My eyes are like oompa loompas. 

Bracelets are like snakes. 

Colors are like a rainbow. 

My Poem

Ilias N. 

My sadness is like a boy who lost his ice cream. 

My sister is like a screaming mountain goat. 

My room always looks like a tornado just hit it. 

My mom is like a blooming flower. 

My eyes are like two round chocolate cakes. 

My dad is like a living calculator. 



“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.