3.26.2012

Poetry Assignment

Our assignment was to write a poem.


Somehow I had the idea

To divide the lines

Funny,

Leaving a "the"

Dangling at the

End of a line,

Starting the next with

A.

My teacher said my poem wasn't right,

Divided funny like that.

All the excitement I'd felt

Drained,

Leaving the fear

I had done something wrong.

My mom said I had to learn to do it

Right

Before I could try to do something

Different.

I can't say I ever learned to do it right,

But now, when I write a poem

I divide the lines where

Ever I like.

Which doesn't mean

I'm any less scared

I've done something

Wrong.

2 comments:

  1. I'm embarrassed that I would have said such a thing and that you would remember it. I've gotten wiser as the years have passed, I hope.
    Your Mother

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    1. No embarrassment necessary.
      Your Daughter

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