‘The Brain Game’ and ‘My thoughts are a sea they wave’: Poems About Our Thoughts & Feelings

Students read the poem, ‘Thought Machine’ by Laura Mucha from the book Being Me; they then wrote about their thoughts using metaphors and similes.

Lesson Note: “I learned that the only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you’ll finish it, even if in the beginning you think you can’t do it at all.”– Langston Hughes, The Big Sea

Ms. Romano, 7th Grade

What I Think and Feel

by Jadah D.

My mind is a time machine

When I think it goes on and on

My thoughts are a race car

When my thoughts are like this

I do dance moves and listen to

music and sleep, but sometimes

my thoughts take over, and I

can’t sleep I have dreams that

make me

can’t sleep.

Cloud, Berry

by Maliyah W.

I have to pet pugs.

and I love the clouds. and Berries

My pet pugs’ names are Clouds and Berry

Cloud is as soft as a cloud, and Berry

smells like berries.

When I am walking outside I

look up at the clouds, and it

reminds me of Cloud my pug.

and when I’m picking berries and

the smell of the Berrie’s run circles

around my nose like kids playing

ring-around-the rosey, it reminded

me of my pug Berry.

My pug Cloud loves to chase

the clouds like a cat catching

a string.

Berry, my pug, loves to eat Berries

Like a bear eating honey right after

it wakes up from hibernating.

And when I see them playing

I feel so sweet, like I’m eating

a strawberry. and my cat’s name is

Princess, she reminded me of every

Disney princess.

Princess, Cloud, Berry

is a great name, ain’t it?

Ms. Turner, 6th Grade

Thoughts Inside My Mind

by Braje

My mind is a fish my thoughts are like an old base

ball my mind is like a moon my thoughts

are flowers when my thoughts are like this

I sit and stare

What’s On My Mind

by Alayah J.

My mind is a soft fluffy cloud

My thoughts are a sea they wave

My mind is a storm

My thoughts are flowers

When my thoughts are like this

somehow I think positive things like

Watching TV, and I have my phone.

Ms. Romano, 7th Grade

My Mind and My Thoughts

by Regina R.

My mind is a fortress

My thoughts are like birds; they are everywhere

My mind is free

My thoughts are wind

When my thoughts are like this, I seem to be excited!

Brain Game

by Bobby L.

When my brain is off

I can’t think when my

Brain is on it feels like

a Brain Machine

My mind is a turtle

My thoughts are birds

My feet are squirrels

My head is a globe

My chest holds bullets

My feet they can walk and talk

Ms. Turner, 6th Grade

Thoughts On My Mind

by Ralph

Sometimes my brain is a runner

because it never stops, I think: I CAN’T WAIT


My thoughts are.

The Heart

by Marcus

My heart is pounding, it keeps pounding

my chest every time it’s super fast

or when I’m super hot, I get scared

when it does that.

My mind keeps saying stuff like

a phone, but I can’t talk ’cause every time

it stops it’s like it doesn’t like my

mouth and me.



“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.