Writing your “I Am” Poem

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1 I AM Stanza) Stanza) Stanza) st rd nd (1 (3 (2 I say _________________________________________ I want ________________________________________ I am __________________________________________ I am __________________________________________ I hope _________________________________________ I try __________________________________________ I dream ______________________________________ I see __________________________________________ I am __________________________________________ I hear _________________________________________ I wonder ______________________________________ I understand _________________________________ I am __________________________________________ I worry _______________________________________ I touch ________________________________________ I feel __________________________________________ I pretend ______________________________________ I cry __________________________________________ line. Describe two things is better because it gives us a -old boy with brown hair.” e moon, and all planets as and starving children. world on my shoulders. By Suzi Mee, Teachers and Writers Collaborative Start with a strong first Example: Bad: “I am a 15-year Good: “I am a girl who bruises easily and believes in astrology— when the stars are right.” This sense of the speaker... and how she is different from other people. Don’t be afraid to be different. and the ordinary. Don’t tell us things we can tell just by looking at about yourself—special things about yourself. Avoid the obvious Directions: distinctive. you or knowing you for a day. Think about things that are I cry for all the death and poverty in the world. I wonder what I, and the world, will be like in the year 2020. I see a dolphin flying up to the sky. I want the adventure of life before it passes me by. I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins. I pretend that I’m the ruler of the world. I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins. I touch the sky, the stars, th Sample “I Am” Poem representatives of mankind. I worry about the devastation of a nuclear holocaust. I hear silence pulsing in the middle of the night. I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins. I understand the frustration of not being able to do something easily. I say that we are all equal. I dream of traveling to other points on the earth. I try to reach out to poor I hope that mankind will be at peace and not die out. I am a nutty guy who likes dolphins. ~By Sandy Maas Writing your “I Am” Poem I feel the weight of the

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