Bad Breakup? Don't Write A Poem

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Check out this Teen Ink submission by Amy D. from Louisville, KY. It's an interesting poem about writing poems!


Poetry
sounds easy enough
but try to write a poem that's not about
horrible breakups
the beach
butterflies on pretty flowers
sunsets
or
Love.
Especially not Love
Now add in all sorts
of clever little details and hidden messages and line breaks
while at the same time try to
remember and keep straight in your cluttered head
all those great big words like
assonance
consonance
personification
and hyperbole.
Get an idea and hold on tight to it
because soon enough you're going to be
distracted
and once it finally dawns on you that this simple poem
is due tomorrow
you'll stay up really late
and throw whatever words you can on a piece of paper
and turn it in.

Read more poems at TeenInk.com

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