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Poetry is never easy MAG

March 25, 2009
By Amy Davis BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
Amy Davis BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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sounds easy enough
but try to write a poem that's not about
horrible breakups
the beach
butterflies on pretty flowers
Especially not Love
Now add in all sorts
of clever little details and hidden messages and line breaks
while at the same time try to
remember and keep straight in your cluttered head
all those great big words like
and hyperbole.
Get an idea and hold on tight to it
because soon enough you're going to be
and once it finally dawns on you that this simple poem
is due tomorrow
you'll stay up really late
and throw whatever words you can on a piece of paper
and turn it in.

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on Jan. 31 2012 at 5:13 pm
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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Haha! That's really clever- how the ending of the poem suddenly makes the entire purpose clear. Gotta love English assignments. I did something like that once and posted the poem to the site. I'd recommend reading it- it's called 'Assignment: Write Limerick'. (I know I'm at risk of sounding like a desperate pest here, but I wouldn't ask if I didn't think you'd appreciate it). :)

on Dec. 15 2011 at 9:04 pm
camohunter19 GOLD, Sedro-Woolley, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it." "Violence is never the answer! It is a question, and the answer is yes."

Yes! Yes! Yes! Tired of teachers making poems grades! How can you grade beauty? Poetry has been lost because of meaningless ingnorance from other non-authorlike teens.