A Love Poem to Poems
Poetry is my favorite kind of writing and let me tell you why
In my opinion it is the easiest type of writing you can try.
Poems can be about whatever you may wish
The ocean, your baby brother, your favorite homemade dish
A poem can rhyme, but it surely doesn’t have to
You can make poems into shapes or write a nature haiku
A free verse poem doesn’t have any rules
Pantoums and acrostic poems are often taught in schools
Poems can be short or poems can be long
In poems punctuation and grammar are allowed to be wrong
Poems have lines, stanzas, and breaks.
When writing a poem, though, there are no mistakes
I love poems the most they brighten my day
Sometimes my poems have a lot to say
Because poems can crack your mind open wide
And let out a voice you didn’t know was inside!
Jen Greene ©2020
Poetry is a saving grace right now. Just finished a tanka:
Your skin is stubble
which leaves a granular wake
but your belly smooth
and white when sliced open and
heart-shaped bites speak love and Spring.
Couldn’t agree more, kids love poems too! Reading them… writing them…listening to them… Poetry month 2020 is welcome more than ever. Be well.