a poem is a lot like the streets of new york city
filled with different noises, languages, and smells

a poem is like a garden
it is something to nurture and grow

a poem is a mouthful of dreams, masked by words
unable to know their true emotions

a poem is like a shout in the dark
you hope others can hear, but it’s mostly for yourself

a poem is like a autumn tree
with multicolored falling leaves

written by Dr. J. McLawns (aka Mrs. Reed’s Creative Writing Class 2018)

inspired by “Feast Green and Stained” by Paul Cunningham

Image from Science ABC


CC BY-SA 4.0 a poem is a lot like… by Dawn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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