Wish Poems

Wishes are a wonderful way to get started writing poetry! Both 5th Grade classes wrote about their real and not-so-real wishes, their wacky and silly wishes.

Lesson Note: We learned about lines and how poems are different from stories. Everyone was so excited to share their poems with the class.


Mrs. Childs, 5th Grade


I Wish

by Juan C.


I wish that I can go fishing every day

I wish I can have a lot of rods and reels

I wish I can own a lake or river

I wish I can go to the ocean to go fishing

I wish I can catch a shark

I wish I can go to Alaska

I wish I can meet Cristiano Ronaldo

I wish I could catch my biggest salmon this year

I wish I could live in Indiana so I could go fishing every day

I wish I could catch an Atlantic salmon


My Wacky Wishes

by Gabe D.


I wish I could have the perfect pickle whenever I wanted

I wish I could throw a frisbee perfectly

I wish I could do magic

I wish I could have a taco right now

I wish I could have a real hoverboard

I wish I could get a pencil that writes for me

I wish I could meet my favorite George Lucas

I wish I could control time

I wish I could have more free time

I wish I could catch a baseball



Mr. Goldner, 5th Grade

I Wish

by Aiden R.


I wish for my mom to have a better life

I wish to have 10 Great Danes

I wish for 20 pet spiders

I wish to have 1 million dollars

I wish to have 10 giant carps

I wish for a Bugatti and a mansion

I wish for a Ferrari

I wish for a Lamborghini

I wish for a pizza party

I wish for a wiener dog


10 Magical Wishes

by Priscilla A.

I wish Harry Potter was real

I wish to have a pet dragon

I wish I could be home right now

I wish to live forever

I wish I was in Mexico

I wish I could bring my dog everywhere

I wish that everything was made out of candy

I wish I lived in a mansion

I wish trees could talk

I wish to read 10,000 books a day



“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.