Three Poems

A Poem By Hannah W. // 9/28/2011

{1} “Humpty Dumpty” 

Do the math, and don’t forget it—
there’s a moral and a meaning when you wax poetic.
 
Expertise of this kind is surely not found
in the minds of those who walk on the ground.
 
You can see so far from up there on your wall,
but everyone is expecting a swift, sudden fall.

Broken in pieces, you still give your advice,
an example of the dangers of climbing too high.

{2} “Paper Towns”

Maybe our ships
sink
Maybe our strings
break
Maybe our roots
die off
or we're cut free.

Paper tears so easily.
  
 
 
{3}
 
If we have a candle, I will light it.
If we have a sword, I’ll learn to wield.

If we have nothing, then I’ll be a shield.
 
If you’re burdened, let me carry.
If you’re drowning, I’ll drag you to land.

I’m not strong, but I'll offer my hand.
 
If we are small, at least we are loyal.
If we are fools, at least we have faith.

We’ll get there whatever it takes.

Comments

Grand

 I especially like the second one. Actually I love it.

Renee | Wed, 09/28/2011

Fantastic! I have missed your

Fantastic! I have missed your beautiful poetry :)

Erin | Wed, 09/28/2011

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I loved...

I loved these. The first one, of course, is perfect. The seconed and last one were stunning. Paper Towns was so.....rythmitic...cool.....

Come to think of it....the last one reminds me of Sam.

Bernadette | Wed, 09/28/2011

I was just thinking yesterday

I was just thinking yesterday about how much I wanted to read your poetry. Yes! I love #3.

Anna | Thu, 09/29/2011

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

 These are really good poems,

 These are really good poems, but the last is my very favorite. It does remind me of Sam. It's very like him :) I especially liked the line that said, "If we have nothing, then I'll be a shield." It gives me a great story idea, actually :)

Laura Elizabeth | Thu, 09/29/2011

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The best stories are those that are focused, unassuming, and self-confident enough to trust the reader to figure things out. --

http://lauraeandrews.blogspot.com/2014/05/dont-tell-me-hes-smart.html

I love all of these!

I love all of these! Especially the first, I think. Out of curiousity, is the second written with the John Green book "Paper Towns" in mind?

Tamerah | Sun, 10/02/2011

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Tamerah: Indeed it was.

And everyone, thanks for the comments, I'm glad you enjoyed these!
 

Hannah W. | Tue, 10/04/2011