Hey! So, the Weekly Writing Challenge for this week was to post a poem I’ve written. I know I’ve already posted this one, but I’m going to post it again, because I love it so much. My favorite poem I’ve ever written:
By: Samantha Murphy
I remember the time
We were learning to rhyme
When we learned 2 + 2 = 4.
I remember the day
We were a long time away
From finding who we are at the core.
Those were good times
When we could cry and whine
And we wouldn’t get sent out the door.
Going even farther back
When the clothes on the rack
Labeled “T” fit us quite well.
When we could do no wrong
And then for so long
The adults were all in a spell.
When the shadows were scary-
They were monsters and hairy
And would eat us as far as we could tell.
I remember when we
As far as anyone could see
Were little angels, sent from above.
But some things stay the same
And the thing that always came
And still does is never ending love.
I wrote this in eight grade. I love it. I think it’s awesome. And that’s really all that matters.
But, for this Weekly Writing Challenge, I wanted to write a new poem as well as share that one. So, I wrote this one (right now, actually):
A Doubting Thomas
By: Samantha Murphy
I’m waiting and hoping
for the impossible.
Maybe this is my way of coping.
You’re here and over there
they all point out, hopeful.
But I know the truth is you’re nowhere.
But what about that strange
It really made my views want to change.
So maybe you are here
And maybe over there
And maybe, perhaps, you’re everywhere.
When my grandma died, I wrote a lot of poems like these (except they related a little bit more to my experience). I guess it was my way of coping. I must’ve written at least ten of them (I’ll ask my mom where she put them and post them if she remembers). Everyone she showed them to was like, whoa, a sixth grader wrote this? I still don’t think they warranted that response- they were okay, but not amazing.
Anyways, maybe I’ll add another one to this post. Maybe not. But I hope you enjoyed my poems.
P.S. The original image URLs can be found by clicking the images, as always.