Just A Poem

Just A Poem

This is just a poem.

That’s it.

Nothing else.

It doesn’t rhyme

So put away your A’s and your B’s

And don’t even mention rhythm, please

There’s no alliteration here

No smooth sounds swirling around on your tongue

– Sorry!

No analogies here either

An analogy is to this poem

As a zebra is to Antarctica

You can’t find them there!

And there is no way in a gazillion years

That you would find a hyperbole here

This poem has no similes

Or metaphors

Other poems are a puzzle

Complicated and confusing

But not this one

This one is like a breath of fresh air

Finally, a poem

Where you don’t have to dig for a hidden meaning

So take your shovels elsewhere

Where you don’t have to squeeze

Every bit of every bit of information out

So go and find another poem to strangle

Because this one is just a poem

And that’s that

Puddles

Not my best, but thought I’d post it anyway.

Yesterday

I looked down

And saw myself

In the ground

With a gasp

I dropped to my knees

And I stared at her

And she stared at me

How did I get

In the concrete?

What am I doing

Inside the street?

Gravel scraped my hands

And ripped at my open toes

I leaned closer and closer –

And then water touched my nose.

Because You Thought It’d Be Funny to Trip Me

I was going through my school stuff – found this poem in one of my notebooks. Wrote it during Spanish. Hope you like it!

Down the hall I was walking

On my phone I was talking

But my path you were blocking

Because you thought it’d be funny to trip me

One bump sent me stumbling

Fingers frantically fumbling

Down the path I went tumbling

Because you thought it’d be funny to trip me

I rolled all the way down

My stuff flying around

Then my head hit the ground

Because you thought it’d be funny to trip me

As I laid on my back

I heard a sickening crack

Then everything went black

Because you thought it’d be funny to trip me

I woke up to the sound of a whining alarm

And after two stitches and one broken arm

I vowed to myself that I’d do you harm

Because you thought it’d be funny to trip me