My First Set of Poetry
So I just finished a poetry unit for my writing classes. I absolutely am curious to see your thoughts! This was my first time ever studying poetry and though my poems are not perfect especially the Petrarch... sonnet which was so difficult for me to write. Have any of you written sonnets? or haikus? - Megan
Water Faucet (freeverse)
Poor little me
a silver tunnel rich with water
Many children call me names of bore
They whip my hand open morn, noon, night
forcing me to sweat out steady streams
never breathing for relief until they’re done.
They block my current of hard work
as they slice into my gift with knives
that makes me screech, skidding off the metal
boiling with rage as I spray their face and shirt
foaming, spitting out the bitter suds from plates.
I work like a slave gasping and puffing
stretching out to the counter like elastic.
If no one appreciates me, I wonder why
I can’t join my friends in the ocean or the
stream, oh, you silly modern technology!
Come crunchy snow and
rescue our house slipping down
an ocean of fog.
Spring holds a hymn-sing
beside the gurgling thin stream
quenching thirst for peace.
This summer heat dried
up the creek so I kneel down
waiting for the rain.
Slow Down (Petrarchan Sonnet)
The world has tossed the fear of God aside
Because we all have grabbed the wheel our way
Too fast our car speeds down the short highway
And now our ears deaf sure hear not who’s died
Oh, rare is one who looks to Him to try
This time and age to do the words He says
For much of us would rather go and trade
death’s curse for life instead in Him abide.
Hear hear! just brake and pass to Him your wheel
Or else that truck will come too soon to crush
Look, exit there to serve Him with great zeal
Oh don’t you please and tell my mouth to hush
I don’t just fear for your automobile
I tell you nothing but to brake and kneel.