I enjoy reading poetry from time to time. I like the imagery and rhythm but have never had the aptitude to explicate one with any skill (this was made clear to me in high school literature class).

But there is one kind of poem, although childish, which seems obtainable to even me: The acrostic poem.

 

Here is one I wrote today:

GOD

Often pondered, only once questioned

Damnation replied through society's judgment

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Comment by John Camilli on November 1, 2011 at 2:37am
Whoever told you that you can't write poetry does not understand poetry. I don't care if it's what they taught in school, they don't understand it. Poetry does not have to sound or look a certain way: it is the overflowing of the mind onto paper. It can be complex or simple, awesome or quiet, rhyming or not. Nothing is proper in poetry, and nothing is improper. One day you may speak some lines that you thought were mere prose, yet decide after hearing yourself say them that they are poetry - and you'll be right. They are if you think they are. Screw everyone else. That's the only rule of poetry, lol.
Comment by John Camilli on November 1, 2011 at 2:33am

He is a fool, who knows he is not

And has not a thing, who thinks he has got

He hobbles in chains, who believes himself free

And is pieces of you, who has called itself "me"

Comment by Emery Davenport on October 31, 2011 at 11:46am
Oh yeah. I'd love to read other versions of this if you want to contribute!

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