Poems For Middle School Students

10 Poems To Use With Students In Grades 6-8

These poems can be used by teachers as discussion pieces or texts to accompany writing projects for students in grades 6-8.

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  1. The Road Not Taken

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

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    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could

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    I have studied Frost's poems. I love them because of the philosophy of life Frost expresses through them. "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" taught Mahatma Gandhi, one of the great...

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  3. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

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    If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,

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    The poem itself makes me to feel like I am a very important person when I help others.

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  4. Mother To Son

    in Famous Family Poems

    Well, son, I'll tell you:
    Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
    It's had tacks in it,
    And splinters,

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    I was not a very good student when I was in school. I did the minimal amount of work required, retained little and barely paid attention. In 1965, my 8th grade English teacher read MOTHER TO...

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  6. An Ocean Of Memories

    • By Kimberly L. Briones
    • Published: February 2006

    in Loving Poems about Family

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    My family is the ocean around us.

    My father is the hurricane,
    knocking anything and everybody out of his path.

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    This reminds me of what my family is like. My mom is the sun and warms me up after the storm. Yet my older brother, the hurricane, ruins the calm seas (me) with whirling high pitched winds...

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  7. A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

    • By Bea Williams
    • Published: July 2011

    in True Friend Poems

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    Friends are far, friends are near.
    Friends will be there to lend an ear.
    They listen, laugh, and care,
    But most of all, they're always there.

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    What an interesting poem. Reminds me of the friends I had when I was back at school...

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  8. Nature's Way

    • By Heidi Campbell
    • Published: July 2007
    Poem About Enjoying Spring

    in Spring Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Upon a nice mid-spring day,
    Let's take a look at Nature's way.
    Breathe the scent of nice fresh air,
    Feel the breeze within your hair.

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    Have you ever thought of this poem as a response to Thomas Moran's, "The Grand Canyon of Yellow Stone"? It is beautifully written and encompasses themes of freedom, nature, and serenity, as...

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  10. Life Without You

    • By Nikki Wilfong
    • Published: February 2008

    in Boyfriend Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Me without you
    is like a leafless fall,
    a snowless winter,
    and a flowerless spring.

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    The girl was in my dreams like a fairy tale. Suddenly she disappeared and gave me sleepless nights and tough days. There is an ocean of distance between us, but I believe in heart-to-heart...

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  11. In Spite Of You

    • By Jennifer A. Boulch
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About Betrayal And Hurt

    in Betrayal Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Angry
    Mad
    Livid
    Furious

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    • Rating 3.98
  12. Paul Revere's Ride

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    Listen my children and you shall hear
    Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
    On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
    Hardly a man is now alive

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  13. Rathers

    in Famous Children Poems

    I know very well what I'd rather be
    If I didn't always have to be me!
    I'd rather be an owl,
    A downy feathered owl,

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