We Imagine Our World…

If you had the power to change the world, what would you change? That’s the question we started off with this week with our Perez 4th graders, before reading Leslie Reese’s poem “Life Is For Us and It Shines”. Students had some time to brainstorm ideas about the kind of world they would create for themselves and others, what laws and rules they would create, and then got to work on their poems. Enjoy this weeks poets! There so many great ones to choose from!

I Wish 


I wish for people to stop gun violence.

I wish for people to be nice. 

I wish for people to have equal rights. 

I wish for people to stop hurting animals. 

A rule I would have is everyone has to give me Taki’s. 

Everyone Will Be OK


No one will have a 

a bad day. 

Everyone will be OK. 

It hurts me when 

people cry. 

I don’t like it

when people die. 

People will love everyone 

and be treated fair. 

There will be no 

violence in the air, 

Everyone will be happy. 

No one will need to worry. 

Everyone will be OK, 

It will be a good


People can follow

their dreams any day

Everyone will be OK. 

World of Wonder

Hector Y. 

Imagine a world of no violence. 

No Burglars, 

a world of wonder

and thunder

Kids running and laughing

happy, then finish, still panting

One one birthday, full of joy, 

when the presents come with a toy. 

Everyone to be equal, 

look it’s raining tacos, now I’m full. 

Shapeshifting dogs and cats, 

So with this poem we shall wear hats. 

Poor People


Poor people have a right to get

free food because people

deserve it. 

Poor people cannot sleep 

on the floor, because that is

really sad for people to

do that. 

Imagine If The World Was

Malillany O. 

Imagine if the world was


Imagine If the world was 


Imagine if you got $50

every day. 

Imagine if everyone had

food and a place to live in. 

Imagine if everyone was

treated fairly. 

Imagine you could buy

whatever you want. 

Imagine if the world

was colorful. 

Imagine if there was

no child hunger. 



“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.