Student Writing: "My Thoughts!"

Confidence tastes like sloppy joes.

Joy looks like a leprechaun with jewelry.

Peace feels like a soft teddy bear.

Sadness sounds like a thunderstorm.

Hope smells like Febreeze.

Anger smells like cinnamon.

Courage looks like the Olympics.

Jealousy sounds like rude girls.

Happiness looks like roses, sunflowers, and me.

Love tastes like cupcakes.


"My Thoughts!" was written by an 8th-grade student who attends After-School Homework Help. Students were asked to use sensory details to describe emotions. This piece is also published in our end-of-semester chapbook, "Here & There."