July 3rd – Heat

Ok so … it’s REALLY hot today. REALLY hot. Like, I’m trying to hold a pencil and it keeps slipping. So, again, today’s poem is rather ugly, but HEY, it’s a poem, right? Hopefully this marks the day I get back on track with A Poem A Day at least!

Heat

It’s too hot today
To do anything
Even the pencil in my hand
Is slick with sweat
And begging my burning fingers
To release it
So instead of torturing it
And you
And me
I’m giving up on everything,
Going down to the lake,
Running at it,
Jumping,
And screaming
“Cannonball!”

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

June 1st – Home

Happy June 1st!! I can’t believe we’ve nearly reached the halfway point of 2010!! June is a huge month for me for various reasons, and I’m SO excited! …I think I’m done with the exclamation marks now. Today’s poem is, again, from a Honors World Lit assignment, but I like it the best so far. It was supposed to be about nature and express personal feelings and I think it does so. Enjoy!

Home

I wake in the morning

To the sun on my face

As it streams through the window

And paints rainbows on the walls

Then the robin sings his greeting

Trilling his “Good morning”

And his choir joins in

And they fill the air with melody

I take a step outside

Bathed in light and warmth

I enjoy the earth beneath my bare feet

I revel in the wind in my hair

Down the dirt path is my favorite place

The sandy beach that edges

A lake as calm and clear as glass

With majestic mountains behind it

Here I can sit until the sun goes down

Listening to nature’s music

As the lapping waves keep time

And the insects enjoy a dance

Then the sunset fills the sky

With vibrant colors that paint

A watercolor on the clouds

That I do not dare frame

Then I must return

So the moon guides me back

As the stars blink a sleepy

“Good night”