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Are You Potentially Poetical?

I wish that I could write a poem

    Whose words danced on the page:

A poem with rhyme and imagery

    That with readers would engage.

 

I wish that I could write a poem

    That wasn’t flat and dull;

My words would lift your spirits high

    Or my quiet words would lull.

 

I wish that I could write a poem

    Which had the power to thrill;

Whose metric feet just marched along

    Like soldiers doing drill.

 

I wish that I could write a poem

    With special things inside –

Alliteration, assonance

    And other things besides.

 

My special poem would fill your hearts

    With words to paint a scene,

And not just giggle poems, of course.

    You’ll know just what I mean.

 

My special poem would show some skill -

    Distinguished well from prose -

For poetry links with song and dance

    As everybody knows.

 

My special poem is one you’d keep

    Inside your head for sure,

And, when you’ve children of your own,

    This poem they would adore.

 

A Skype Visit to Your School?

JOSIE'S POEMS

WRITING POETRY FOR CHILDREN

 

By Josie Whitehead