This year, we worked on a lot of poetry. We learned about different types of poems, and then we tried to write one ourselves.

One of the poems we wrote and learned about was called a sijo poem. It has 3 or 6 lines, and usually a joke or something that ‘wraps it up’ at the end.  And after we read a few sijo poems, we wrote some ourselves.

We also wrote percent poems about ourselves. Percent poems are a way to share something about something. So when I wrote my percent poem, I said I am 14% Newtown, because that’s where I’m from.  And then you just list more things about yourself, and in the end it should all add up to 100%.

We also wrote a poem called ‘If I Were in Charge of the World’, which is literally what it means. We just had to write at least 4 stanzas about what we would and wouldn’t do if we were in charge of the world.

Here is my ‘If I Were in Charge of the World’ poems:


If Were in Charge of the World

If I were in charge of the world, I would throw Monday in the trash;
There would be no homework;
no mean people;
and a bacon-and-waffles-galore breakfast every morning

If I were in charge of the world, I’d have a billion soccer fields and a billion movie theaters for my friends so we can go all the time;
Fried chicken and mashed potatoes would be considered a very healthy dinner
and I’d be the fastest and smartest boy in the world;

If I were in charge of the world, my family and I would have the biggest library ever but only filled with books that I want!
All Apple products would be free; well everything would be free!
I would eliminate bedtime;
And I would never, ever, ever be even allowed to load the dishwasher.

If I were in charge of the world, there would be no bad people, no teasing, and absolutely no mean brothers or sisters;
There would be snow days all the time, giving us massive snowball fights;
and everything and everyone would be perfect!






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