June 19th – My Life

Before I get to today’s poem, I need to make a very special announcement. This week in Jingle’s poetry rally, I was nominated by Jingle for the Perfect Poet Award and now I am very honored to say that I was awarded it. As per the acceptance rules, here is the award (below) and my nomination for next week is none other than the amazing Jingle. Here is a poem from Jingle –> http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/thursday-poets-rally-week-23-poem-post-perfect-poet-award-acceptance/

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/the-perfect-poet-award-4-thursday-poets-rally-week-23/

Now, for today’s poem, I was reading all these poems about people’s lives and it was really depressing! So I set out to write a poem based on my feelings about my life that were POSITIVE! And here it is:

My Life

The sun is shining
The birds are singing
A gentle breeze is blowing
And as I look out the window
I smile when I realize
It’s one of those mornings
I can’t believe this is my life

There are cookies downstairs
A whole plate full
In the shape of a daisy
With raspberry jelly in the middle
I ate three for breakfast
With my mom’s permission
I can’t believe this is my life

I’m going hiking today
Up just one of the mountains
That cover my area
And it’s hotter than an oven
But the view will be worth it
Besides, my friends will be with me
I can’t believe this is my life

It’s one of those days
Where the darkest teenager
Couldn’t find a thing to complain about
There’s sparkles dancing on the water
And not a cloud in the sky
And not a frown to be seen for miles
Yeah, this is my life

May 27th – To Music

Last night, I started watching the movie August Rush again. I really, really love that movie. One of my favorite quotes is “I believe in music the way some people believe in fairytales.” Couple that with the fact that I have my singing and piano lesson today, and you have a poem dedicated to the magical melody of music. Enjoy!

To Music

Sing a song to me, music

Take away my sorrow

Lighten my heart with harmony

Make me believe in your words

There’s nothing like you, music

You can comfort me when others can’t

For you, I’ll dance when I have no energy

I’ll smile when I have no happiness

You don’t always use words, music

But when you do I grasp onto your message

I absorb the meaning into my heart

And shout them back into the air

When you speak through instruments, music

I can see the notes dancing in the air

I hear the story you are telling just to me

And I never want it to end

You mean a lot to me, music

More then I could ever say

So maybe I’ll write you a song

Or play you a melody

I know you’ll understand