Reflection Poems and Prompts of Choice

After a roller coster of a school year, Dever’s 7th grade completed their last lesson of the school year. I read the students a piece I wrote in reflection of our time together and asked them to either do the same, or pick a prompt of their choice to show what they have learned. We reflected, wrote and drew to process the experiences and ended the day with games and goodbyes. Below are some pieces from the class, both drawn and written.


Reflection Piece

Anthony M.

I’m Anthony and I love to rock n’ roll,

The music that wakes the soul.

because my life runs on metal and burns on fuel,

The kind that cars use to duel.

And only time will tell, if I make it some day

And the stage is mine, music’s my destiny


The kill of the bullet

The move of the man

The freedom of the beach

the feet in the sand

my life settles on time and burns on fuel,

fight me in the 114 mile duel

And only time will tell if I make myself someday

The stage is mine and music’s my destiny


Alejandra A.


Poetry Time

Delilah T.

My class comes to life during poetry

The giggling and laughter begins

school has never been so comfortable and fun

something to look forward to

something engaging and inspiring


thank you Ms. Eemanna

We will never forget you.


Heads Up 7 Up

Dashiah A.

The lights go out

Only 7 standing

Many heads still and lifeless

Just a finger, only 1 finger

Alive and standing pridefully


The silence

the deathly silence

No one speaks

All you hear are squeaks

7 thumbs lifeless

then wake up


Reflection Piece

Layla C.

Beating of the desks

pounding in harmony

we don’t know who yet

like drums we beat it happily

the screen flashes

the screams then happen

my name

my name

my poem

my poem

it’s out to all and the expression of my piece publishes nothing to cease

I rise with happiness,

but this is all because of Ms. Eemanna!


Reflection Piece

Diego L.

Life is like a dream

time strikes like me

thoughts beam like a stream

on my iPhone in my zone

feeling like a dog with no bone


Marlyn Jose


Reflection Piece: 

Liam J.


I did,




I had fun.


-May 5th 2022



“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.