"I Like" a simple poem about loving yourself
I work with children every day and sadly, I hear more and more what they don't like about themselves. So inspired by the brilliant The Divine Comedy song "I Like" I wrote about a poem about loving yourself ... for kids, for teenagers, for anyone, for everyone.
You could get your class to write a poem about all of the things they love about themselves and turn their list into a poem. However, the longer I teach, the more I find children who struggle to say what they like about themselves, never mind love.
Let's all love ourselves a little bit more and help young people do the same.
And as RuPaul wisely says: “If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”
Can I get an amen!?
I like my teeth, I like my grin,
I like my cheeks, I like my chin
I like my laugh, I like my nose
I like my fingers and my toes
I like my bounce, my skip, my hop
I like my bottom and my top
I like my bones, my skin, my heart
I like my body’s every part
I like my front, I like my face
I like my smile, I like its grace
I like my back, I like my spine
I like my dreams for they’re all mine