Arlo and The Orca 2022

MHF review Arlo and the Orca | Mental Health Foundation

A collaborative poem written by all of Room 8. This poem expresses 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

Shouting 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 that you wanna show or not

It starts when we get upset about something

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

Many thanks to Monique and Stacy for presenting and sharing their book.

Also to Catherine and Jessie.

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