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.
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
Through the thin wall can be heard someone yelling in agony from the muffled TV
“NO! NO! ALEJANDRO! THIS CAN’T BE!”
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
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.