Student Work

From a SpeakTogether virtual workshop, University Heights High School, The Bronx, Fall 2020

This poem was composed during a six-week workshop conducted by poet Jubi Arriola-Headley, who introduced a class of 9th-grade students to myriad forms of poetry that exist. This workshop took place virtually during a global pandemic. Read more about the works in this collection, which demonstrates students’ efforts to find their voices and share them with their peers, teachers, and families.

Mirror reflection

by Angie

Mirror Mirror on the wall the sorrow of your cries are heard.
Oh how wonderful it would be to see the magic of you.
The way you reflect like a diamond in the rough.
I am in utter awe of how your hair flows like the wind.
The way your eyes shine and your lips form a smile.
You my dear don’t see what I see.
I am delighted to see you every day and see you smile.
It’s my pleasure to reflect on you my dear.

Angie is a student at University Heights High School in The Bronx.

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