The First Poem

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 01:54 -- monib

"Roses are red, Violets are blue"

This was my first poem

I heard it when I was only about six years old


In middle school there were more rhymes

And the study of Edgar Allan Poe began

He showed us that every poem needed meaning


Rhymes and feelings became the only definition for poetry

Nothing else

This changed my senior year of high school


A poetry project began in my english class

I found myself writing about a poster on the wall

Every day a poem was due but it never felt like an assignment


For my final graded poem, I wrote to my best friend

It had a lot of feeling but I forgot the rhymes

Since then I have written a lot more

And I owe it to the first poem I ever heard


This poem is about: 


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