Poetry | Teen Ink


September 2, 2008
By absolutelyobscure SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
absolutelyobscure SILVER, Louisville, Kentucky
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A statement of beliefs:
Held true or contradictory.
Yes, beliefs.

Meanings intertwined:
Some deep as the ocean floor.
Yes, meanings.

Stories sometimes hidden:
Of life, of death, of all inbetween
Yes, stories.

Underneath, beat and rhythm:
Rock, iamic potamiter, both!
Yes, rhythm.

An arrangement of words:
Meaningless mounts and jumbles
Impossible jigsaw puzzles.
Lyrics harsh as a frog's croak
Or wistful as a sailing boat.
Jumbo shrimp and little giants
Radical impossibility!
Words that mime
With words that rhyme
And words painting Picasso's in the mind
Yes, organized chaos!
Yes, impossible possibilities!
Yes. Poetry.

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This article has 2 comments.

Lori said...
on Sep. 12 2008 at 3:01 pm
Love the poem about poetry idea!

Nana Kay said...
on Sep. 11 2008 at 8:46 pm
My favorite: Words that mime...With words that rhyme FANTASTIC!!!