Poems (Part 1: glasses, math books, stars, & students)

Posted by Jenn on March 7, 2016  •  No Comments

In Language Arts 8 we’ve been studying poetry. My students wrote some really beautiful poems, so I’m going to share some with you over the next week. These will be posted anonymously.


Eyeglasses are like…

Eyeglasses are like a part of my body,
since I wear them every day.

Eyeglasses are like my teachers,
since they help me to see and understand the world.

Eyeglasses are like water,
since I need them every day.

Eyeglasses are like reality,
since I do not want them.

Yet eyeglasses are like my life-companion,
since I had them about half of my life.



Math is so hard! Yet you feel like you’re
Awesome when you solve difficult and
Tough problems. And that is
How I endure math classes!

Ode to Books

I thank you, dear books
for telling stories to little children
for teaching uneducated students
for bringing me to other worlds and other places

I am too young to know many things
so you teach me with your wisdom.
I am too selfish to understand other things
so you make me think in others’ point-of-views.
I am too opinionated to accept new things
so you tell me good sides of new things.

Dear books, I love how you can be with lonely people
how you can encourage people
how you can convince people
to learn and grow.
Yet, the thing I love you most is that
you bring me to other worlds and to other places
where I can be free and fly high
where I can be honest and be real ‘I’.


The value of stars may vary depending on people:
The brightness of stars may not be brilliant!
You can think they are useless.
The existence of stars may not be important!
You can think they are meaningless
You might prefer playing video games than imagining under the sky.
You might prefer watching movies than looking at the sky.
To you, they might be nothing.

But the value of stars to me is too high
The brightness of stars stirs my imagination.
I think they want to tell me something.
The existence of stars make me feel secure.
I think they will help me like they did in the past to sailors.
To me, they are important since they have been life companions to human-beings.


Students in Korea on March 1, 1919
Truly died in the most honorable way. They were only
University students who gave up lives just to
Declare that Korea is free.
Even though they were killed by Japanese soldiers,
No one thought it was a waste of life, but loved their boldness.
Their courage made me proud of Korea and love Korea even with its
So many faults and mistakes. So I love what they did for their country.

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