At first school made poetry seem like a bore
All the poems I had read just made me want no more
But in the end I understand that I had been at it all wrong
At the time, it hurt my mind, and some poems were way too long
But freshman year, my English teacher said,
"Now I know that you may think poems are boring in your head,
But it's not what you thought, so just give this a shot,"
And she showed us a video where poetry gave us all it got
In a poetry slam, and those poets---damn!
Showed us that poetry is alot more than
Just rhyming and timing and counting your syllables
But expressing your thoughts and making them livable
So here I am, and though it's poetry I write
I know some people may think that I'm not qualified or right
About the meaning of poetry, or what it's meant to do
But the beauty of poetry is that it's made for me and you
So do what you want with poetry, 'cause it's where
It could be truly anything as long as you care
Write what you feel, or write what you know
Just sit down, turn around, grab a pencil---here we go!