April is

April 11th, 2007 by cathy

April is the month that we celebrate poetry… unless I get mistaken and start it in the middle of March.

Anyway, I’m going to have a “blog only” poetry contest for the kids, and I wrote them this poem as an example of what they can do:

turtle in the sun
dances on the warm rock face
be still, you may fall!

Then later on, I wrote this poem. I like trying to string haiku together. Although that probably doesn’t follow the form strictly. Oh well. It is a little sad and depressing, which I’m not really except when I hit those patchy moments. Okay so maybe there’s quite a few of those moments, but who’s counting? Not I!

Here it is:

sitting with no smile
I am alone, pondering
why I am alone

they walk past and and stare
seeing the strange girl, sitting
still they say nothing

I cannot ignore
the pain and grief within me
no one there to tell

the night grows colder
surely someone will help me
the road is empty

the fierce cold takes me
until the pain has left me
I am gone for good

One Response to “April is”

  1. Samantha Says:

    me likes your haiku long poem. it’s really beautiful.

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