Arlo and the Orca

A collaborative poem written by all of Room 8. This poem express our feelings about anger looking through the eyes of Arlo from Arlo and the Orca by Monique Walker.


Anger feels like letting your rage out

A clenched fist 

Blood, salty sweat

Growling and yelling

Rough and hot

Like a red face

Anger smells like danger

Like air

Shelter and screaming 

Painful and hurtful

Madness and crazy actions of destruction 

Like smoke

Burning coal

A fire raging and growing limitlessly 

Anger is an emotion you want to show or not, 

It starts when we get upset about something 

This week Monique and Stacey came to class and presented Monique’s book. We learnt that it’s okay to cry and that life can be  moody, storm with waves of emotion BUT to remember the sun will always come back


Thank you Monique and Stacey for presenting your book!

MHF review Arlo and the Orca | Mental Health Foundation

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