Superhero Poems – Avondale Logandale 5th Grade – Winter 2020

During this session of the Chicago Poetry residence Avondale-Logandale students discussed Black History Month, they then discussed leaders from the Black community and their superhero-like qualities. Students then created their own superhero poems and practiced literary devices like alliteration, metaphor, and simile.

This was an exercise in self-awareness, reflection, and identity while creatively inventing or naming personal “super” powers.

Ms. Pannel 

5th Grade

8:45 AM


Group Poem

Not being separate is fair,

illusions make me aware,

to give peace and love to everybody,

you care.

My superpowers are

lifting but who would dare.

When you have food

you would share

when you have telekineses

people start to stare

and that’s how I share

every power is unique

There’s no wall you can’t tear.



Stephanie T. 


My mom is a superhero

She gave birth to me and I came to this world

She cares for everyone

She has a sweet heart that I can get into

She has a superpower of giving everyone love

and making them smile

She stands up for me and others who are there

My mom makes me smile every day

That is why I respect and care for her all the time

My mom is there for me in the good times and the bad times

And we can fly together

that is my mom

my superhero

she is my life

I love her


My Superpoers

Nelson C. 


When I have the power to sing

I want knives in my hand like wolverine

I can be right

I am batman I stay up all night

I can be like batman and robin because my rap is so tight

when I sleep all day but don’t at night.

Ms. Pannell

5th Grade 

10:00 AM



Natalie M


I’m a superhero who helps the homeless get homes

I’m s superhero who makes everyone laugh

I’m a superhero who cares about everyone

I’m a superhero who makes the world a better place



John G. 


I am a superhero of

fire and water

I throw water and fire together

I fly everywhere

I save people from falling

when people are sad

I give them bear hugs

I save the earth from fires

everywhere I throw water


I am an animal

I could turn into a wolf

I help homeless people

and I protect the forest.



Miguel M.


I am the worlds greatest here

I am also the fastest person alive

I’m even faster than the flash

With my fast powers

I could stop a fire with the wind from my speed

One minute I’m in the U.S.A.

The next I’m in Japan

When I run fast and jump

I jump to the moon


Ms. Pannell

5th Grade 

12:10 AM



Hailey G. 


My superhero power is super speed

I would run across the city to save people

and not be late for school

To race in a marathon

to escape from a python snake

to be on time to eat cake.



Gerardo N. 


My superpower is to be psychic.

What I will do is simple.

First I will destroy the wall.

I will help the poor.


And I will prevent and stop wars and robberies.

But, the first thing I will do is,

play with my powers,

and get revenge on bullies.






“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.