In our class, Mr. Salsich has been having poetry rounds. That is when Mr. Salsich finds some poems, and we read them out to the class and find the poem that we like the best. I liked most of the poems that my class read, especially Jabberwocky read by Sam L. It won the tournament, and I was very happy. It was in one of the poem books that I own. I have many books at home about poems that I like. Most of the books that I read that had poems in them were by Shel Silverstein, who wrote Smart one of the poems in our Poetry Madness project. I also wrote a couple of my own poems, and some of them are haikus and cinquains. But, all the poems in this post are by Shel Silverstein!
Who can kick a football, from here out until Afghanistan?
Who fought tigers in the street, while all the policemen ran and hid?
Who will fly and have X-ray eyes, and be known as the bullet no man can kill?
Who can sit and tell lies all night?
by Shel Silvertsein
Oh, if you’re a bird be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early early bird-
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.
My last poem is called…
I’ve done it, I’ve done it! Guess what I’ve done!
Invented a light that plugs into the sun.
The sun is bright enough, the bulb is strong enough,
But, oh there’s only one thing wrong…
The cord ain’t long enough.
Here are some questions you can reply to:
Have you ever written a poem?
Do you know any other poets?
Do you know any other types of poems not mentioned here?