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Illustration Credits: Green Lantern-Jordon R., Arrow-Lizette A., Aqua Man-Angel P., Wonder Woman-Victoria D.-Black Widow-Anissa C.,  Hanna Montana-Anon., Spider Man-Joseph A.

This week had us looking at (you guessed it) Superheroes and their powers through Amiee Nezhukumatathil’s whimsical and touching poem, What I Learned From The Incredible Hulk. We talked about the duality in personality of the super hero, romance, power, loneliness and -the most fun-what super power you would have if you could and why? Then it was off to the land of capes and cowls– bullets and bracelets to create our own Super Hero poems.  I then asked the students to add an illustration to their poem, some of which you see above.  NOTE: There were so many good poems and images, it wasn’t possible to add them all.  Enjoy!

Mrs. Nazimek, 8th Grade
1st Period

What I Learned From Spider Man
Adrian C.

That no matter the situation you are
in you can make a big impact on

Spider Man also told me to give up
but to come back to it once
Someone important to me gets hurt.

It’s also to learn from Spider-Man
is that working as a Pizza Delivery
Man isn’t going to be the best job
If I always late with orders.

Something to know form Spider-Man is
watch over my uncle when I
ever get mad at him because it
could be his last.


What I Learned from Spidey
Julian R.

Spidey, you may not know this but…
you have taught me amazing
lessons. You have taught me through
the words of Uncle Ben: With great power
comes great responsibility.
You’ve also taught not to ever give
up when things are tuff. So
I have to say…thank you
Peter Parker.


What I Learned From This Poem
Baby A.

What I learned from this poem is that Hulk
is always looking for someone to save
Also walking looking and wondering who he
can save. I learned that Hulk is a saver.

Hulk is always alone
Walking in the rain
with his one thumb
out trying to look for someone to save

The ship in the dark looks like a big
scary black shape and its reflection
in the water makes it seem

even bigger

Mrs. Nazimek, 8th Grade
2nd Period

The Flash
Joel V.

As a child I
watched the
FLASH I watched
him fun after
He taught me
that you can
go at your
own speed.
You can go
as fast as
you want.

Yesenia P.

Red, green, yellow
all around. Always
ready. Never unexpected.

Always calm, and
collected. Strong never
show fear. Fear gets you

I know ho it is to
lose someone close.
I lost my sister. Now
I will make sure no one
can kill.

What I Learned From Batman
Robert H.

In Batman’s eyes a tragedy
occurred ruining his childhood perhaps his
whole life. Right in front of him his parents
were brutally killed. Batman or Bruce Wayne
suffered and lived miserable.

Although, Bruce Wayne’s life changed
as he turned into people’s idols. He
became Batman helping others as a
revenge for his loss.

Batman is now a billionaire with
a poor heart. A tragedy changed him
and that will always stay on his mind.

‘Thank’ the killer of his parents
for that is why there is Batman. Batman
lived a horrible life to make others

Mrs. Nazimek, 8th Grade
3rd Period

Aylin R.

When fighting crime or stealing
do it with style. Go
for the color purple or black.
Wear a full face cat mask…
or let your hair free.

Disguise is everything, you
can become an old lady
or dress as a man.

Being like a cat keep your
friends close but your enemies
closer. Surround yourself with
cats. Form bonds with
them since you are their

Claws are essential to protect
yourself so is a bullet-proof
vest. Bull whips can always
scare people.
Cat Woman
Good and bad has taught me a lot.

Run Barry Run
Alex S.

Like I always say, ‘I’ll be back in a flash.’
He’s everywhere and back and saves people
The Flash, the fastest man alive.

If there is anything I’ve learned from the
scarlet speedster himself it’s that super tardiness
counteracts super speed.
Just kidding. I learned that no matter what
you can always be fast enough and you can
always be faster you just have to push yourself.

‘Life is locomotion, if you’re not moving you’re
not living, but there comes a time when
you’ve got to stop running away from things
and you’ve go to start running towards something
you’ve got to forge ahead keep moving
even if your path isn’t lit trust that
you’ll find a way.’ Flash.

This quote and he have taught me
you can’t run away form the problems
we face, and no matter how fast
you are you can’t run away from
your past.




“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.