What’s In a Name?

This week, we talked about the importance of our names. We shared stories about their significance and their origins and how our names might even fit our personality.


My Name

Brooke J.

7th grade


Brooke, a name that fits me just right

Streaming down the vast lake

swishing back and forth

Is Brooke your nickname?

they say

Oh how drained the river is getting


Brooke, a peaceful stream swish swish

The stream is upset

The waves are getting bigger

Knocking everything in its path

The stream calms the pattern, the waves

are stable now, swish swish.



“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.