Note from Gloson: This is a poem by a schoolmate of fine whose class I gave a poetry lesson. I think it’s randomly and rhymingly fun!
Put some poems in your pocket,
It might come in handy.
You can write poems about omelettes,
Or about your best friend Sandy.
Poems can be excuses too,
For example, when you’re late to school.
Just remember “The Wrong Start”
by Marchette Chute,
Then your teacher might not puke.
Writing poems are fun,
Especially when you’re writing
about a bun.
It’s fun because I like food,
But I just can’t eat too much.
So it’s not that good
For me, like such and such.
Poems can be happy,
Poems can be sad.
Poems can be creepy,
They could also be bad.
Poems can be easy,
They can also be hard.
Poems can never keep you busy,
When you just don’t have the heart.
Poems can be your friend,
At least it’s better than living in a den.
With the monstrous animals that
want to eat you;
Some poems make you wanna sleep,
Some of them make you wanna run.
Some poems make you wanna keep
Awake just to bake a bun.
Poems are fun once you
But if you don’t,
Just try as hard as you can.
Reading poems and writing them,
Won’t get you into big big trouble.
You could write about summer camp,
Or even about popping bubbles.
Poems can be music,
Poems can be rap.
If you wisely use it,
Then it won’t seem so bad.
Instead, poems rhyme and give you
a beat or two.
Poems can rhyme with anything,
Or they may not.
They could rhyme with a ting-a-ling-ling,
Or ‘love me yes or love me not’.
So I’ll end with ‘poems are fun,
And it takes nothing to get it done’.
Written by: Zara Chan (Grace Resource Centre, 7B)