Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 6: Hero(ine), Ballad, Anaphora/Epistrophe
In a class
A class of 50
A class of potential
To contribute to nation-building
To effect change
And I break down
Angry at the realities of poverty
Angry at the hopelessness of it all
Angry at myself because I can only do so much
And in spite of myself,
Hope that it gets better
Hope for these kids
Hope that I make a difference
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 5: Fog, Elegy, Metaphor
Baguio fog envelopes the city
A kiss and cool caress.
A blanket of mystery
Cloaking this small sleepy town.
But heat chased you away
And you dissipated and disappeared.
As trees are cut and pines replaced
By buildings and roads, and concrete.
The fog that used to embrace me
Is now long gone.
Replaced by black smoke of poison
From cars that abound.
I long to feel your kiss again
Yet just a memory you’ll be.
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 4: Animal, Concrete Poetry, Enjambment
I see people but it seems hazy.
Is it what it’s supposed to be?
Human nature or animal instinct?
Them feeding on each other.
Gluttonously trying to quench insatiable
desires that just won’t go away.
They hide it but it’s inside. Lurking, hibernating.
Waiting to be let out.
To be embraced.
After all, we all have it.
Do we decide to let it take over our humanity?
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 3: Trust, Acrostic, Internal Rhyme
To whom you give it, much is expected
Risk, assume, it will be kept
Under the impression that it will bloom
Sadness and regret yet loom upon you
Tainted, no room for second chances
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 2: Journey, Limerick, Alliteration
We walk, we talk, and walk some more
On and on, ’til our feet are sore
The bird tweets out a tune
Saying you’ll get there soon
To feast upon nature’s galore
Poetry 201 Assignment 1: Water, Haiku, Simile
Rain falls from heaven
Like bitter tears from the past
Nostalgia creeps in