Say What You Meme

Happy Friday, dear readers! This week, Hale 6-8th grade students ventured into the realm of humorous poetry and crafted some words that made our sides hurt with laughter. On Tuesday, we talked about memes and how they hold a lot of similarities to poetry. Like our figurative language, memes rely on imagery to convey a specific message or idea. Even though most memes are image-based, some of them contain text as well. After our discussion, we played a few rounds of “What Do You Meme?” and collected our game winning memes to write poems based on. On Wednesday, we continued writing our poems and got to share them with each other at our Thursday open mic. Check out some of our poems and their accompanying memes.

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Little Boy Watching TV in Ninja Turtle Intensely 

By Yeya R. 

My brother is so weird

He blabs on about this character who died

in a TV show like a fish trying to get to water

Its 2am

Through the thin wall can be heard someone yelling in agony from the muffled TV


Annoyance makes its way to me

I tiptoe to my my door like a quiet mouse

The door creaks open

The bright light of the TV blinds me until I look down on the couch

My brother’s on the couch with a tear stained Ninja Turtles shirt

And a constipated look on his face


Why 'This Is Fine' Is the Meme This Year Deserves - The New York Times

Dog Sitting In A Kitchen Fire

by Ocean G.

I am a dog sitting in a kitchen fire

I am so done.

My pups are playing video games in their room

I honestly couldn’t care less about rescuing them

“This is fine” I say to myself

My pups are going to turn into hot dogs

and I shall soon join them

My har feels sweaty on my head

My table has burnt, all remains is my chair

“This is fine” I tell myself once more.

“This is completely fine.




“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.