Self Portrait Poems

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”.


Daniella C.


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.



Delany M.

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.


Brain Waves

Jonah N.

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.



McNeal W. 


I am


I am chill like winter mornings



Zaira C. 

I am brave

I have courage

I am

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,

stand up

for people that have none


This is Me

Alejandra A.

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.


Luca M.

They call me the calculator

the way I calculate.

I move with and like the wind

everything flows

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.


Self Portrait

Ariana B.

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.



Sophia T.

I am the moon you can’t get to me

I am colors

I change

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



“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.