I love using the following poem with my older students. It can lift them another level in poetry, showing what is possible with some wonderful word work. And it is marvelous for discussions about identity. I have used it often at the beginning of the school year.
Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too by James Hall All my pwoblems who knows, maybe evwybody's pwoblems
is due to da fact, due to da awful twuth dat I am SPIDERMAN.
Read the rest of the poem here, and hear James Hall talk about the poem here. And be sure to go to The Poem Farm to see the other poetry Friday posts.