Week 19 at Dever was a wonderful week of reflection on self. As we approach the end of our time together we reviewed poetic devices and learned about what self-portrait poems are. Below are a handful of the pieces as we exploring who we are with metaphors and “I Am”.
Sometimes I can feel the sun
It passes through my cloud mind
The clouds easily close out the light
and constantly change the weather,
In a field of grass, I don’t like to think of how different of similar we are
I’d rather carry on and think of myself as a flower.
I often forget I’m being carried up
by the wind. I’m too busy with nothing to feel the sun.
I like my beautiful think black hair
and my dark brown eyes
I love the way I dress and my style
I love my dark brown skin
and I love my personality.
I’m very straight up and positive and
I try to keep a smile on my face. I love everything about me.
Thoughts are like the ocean.
they can flow into rivers racing by.
Or calm like a lake full of life
or it could be the ocean crashing and roaring
breaking the rocks of your emotions.
those thoughts are caused by other people.
I am chill like winter mornings
I am brave
I have courage
fighting my way out of any hate
that comes my way
going to battle with people who speak bad
on my name
Though bravery is not perfect,
nor is anything else,
what it is,
its having courage to speak up,
for people that have none
This is Me
I am creative
Life an artist pairing on a canvas
putting hours in their work
I am lazy
like a sloth sleeping
on a tree
I am as kind as a flower blooming
I am fully
life a clown at the circus
or the laughing emoji
I am pride
This is me.
They call me the calculator
the way I calculate.
I move with and like the wind
sometimes I am awkward
but like to hide behind the light
I try my best in everything
even with bad outcomes
I love being the bigger person
like a giraffe to a human.
I am a cookie
I breakdown easily
One wrong idea and I crumble
I’m always mindful like an elephant
I’m careful where I go
I might be talkative like a bird
but when I chip I will not stop until you feel happy.
I am the moon you can’t get to me
I am colors
I am the sweetener in your coffee
I am cold and hot
I am the ocean
I am deep
I am a butterfly
I spread my wings