‘We made it for sick people and the world/ so we can continue living’: Potion Poems

Students read the poem, ‘Truth Serum’ by Naomi Shihab Nye before writing their own potion-themed poems.

Lesson Note: “I respect anyone who’s pulled an idea out of their brain and fully brought it to life. That is spiritual. To know that it started as a thought and you brought it to fruition is crazy. Shout out to the ones who see it all the way through. Keep creating.”– CeeLo Green, American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor.

Ms. Romano, 7th Grade

The Money Serum

by Koi I.

First, I used 1/2 of a spoon of love

and hate, then chop up fingernails

piece by piece, you mix. Then you

add different types of air

, deadly fog, smelly but deadly breath

, and regular air. Wait. NO…

*you’re dead!*


by Kareen H.

We made it out of our blood sweat

and tears.

We made it from gold, stone that was just

hit by lightning, a heart that was just

filled with hate and sorrow.

We made it from love, we made it from

dying trees.

We made it for sick people and the world

So we can continue living on and on, and we

never have to worry about the end again.

Ms. Turner, 6th Grade

The Disgusting Potion

by Norah

I will clip my finger

nails and throw them

into this disgusting brew

I will take someone’s

breath and throw that

in too. I will put in a half

eaten Cheeto and watch it burn

I take my spoon and twist

and turn.

Knowledge Potion

by Harmony

Ingredients: 6 Items Needed

Grammar Book 1 x

Notebook 1x

Book Any. 1x

Poetry Folder 1x

Vocabulary Workshop Book 1x

Computer 1x

A Flood Of Knowledge

First, a book on

grammar. Next a notebook

of notes, any book

only Chapter though

a nice poetry folder

the option bubbles and

rumbles, a nice black

computer, with a sprinkle of

knowledge thoughts.

as well slowly the color

of the potion changes.

Finally, we’re

done now everything

is known. We hid

so it’s safe and

sound because it’s too


Ms. Romano, 7th Grade

My Money Potion

by Serenity R.

We made it from brokenness

to homeless on the East Coast to

spirits waning me to get up so

I went from cutting up money

and money bills for my potion now

I’m feeling good. Gold to gold

Cars to cars crunching I

smell money juice. Black

pepper, onion powder, garlic powder

mix it all up and drink it.

Life Before The Fame

by Ahmari W.

If you drink my potion, you will be rich

wealthy, famous, popular, and happy, however,

you will be as you as 17.

We made it from cars, money, salt, food, love

happiness and feelings.

Truth Serum: Hypnotize

by Tori T.

The Ingredients:


Spice-Whipped Cream-and Blood.

My potion is to hypnotize people to make

people feel good to be happy for once, and they–

I like it because I want to see people dance

I will like that a lot it will brighten up my

Day. The End!

Ms. Turner, 6th Grade

Money Potion

by Jaleah W.

We made it from love, Air, and more

This potion

Requires a lot of steam


smell goods

and more

Green Items









made this

Potion with


food coloring

Green paper

and Green markers


this potion

is done Pour it

on your hands and

you’ll have your money.

Food Potion

by Imani C.

I made it alone with hot

air sugar salt

vegetables and flower

While bowling the water you

can hear the sugar and salt

voices got silent and

vegetables scream for help in

the steaming water, but

it was all worth it

because now I get as much

food as I want on command.

Singing Potion

by Jasalean

I made it from pink paper hearts

cut out by the photos of loved


Tulip flowers picked from the nearest

local garden

splashes and dashes of glitter

maybe even a microphone for

the lovely voice to be heard

a wick of vocal dust

and a pinch of loving dust

Music genres found from the world

A smell of lavender mist

and music notes

sparkles flowing around the room

and the smell changes for every


glitter swirling around the pot

which made it hard to wash out

and pour it into a microphone glass

bottle to enhance the music feeling.



“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.