Hope you have had a lovely start to your school year along with equally lovely DIY notebooks:) For one of my most recent assignments in school, we had to write a poem about one of our summer reading books. This summer, I read The Knife Of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness. I’m not going to lie, it was a tough read. But! I lived to tell the tale. I love to write poetry as much as I love to read it, so I was hoping to share my poem (about The Knife Of Never Letting Go) with you today! Now, I am just starting to learn more about poetry and how to write it, so please don’t judge it too harshly (!), but I would love some feedback or constructive criticism on it, so I can continue to improve. I hope you enjoy, and I encourage you all to give poetry writing a try! It’s really not as hard as it looks, because of one little secret: It has no rules! Okay, now, for real this time, here is my poem, and I really hope you enjoy it!
noise and silence
silence and noise
are these the ways in which we have
to journey into yonder after dawn
just in order
to ruin the lives of the
but you tell me now,
this army full of men.
they’re the ones who get to write my story
prentisstown, i’m sorry,
but it seems quite inhumane,
to write out misery and pain
from our history
just for your own
this game you think you’re playing
i’m sick of all the pain.
i’m sick of all the suffering and shame
i’m enduring, just so you can see me put on that
i’ve destroyed that crazy man
but what i’ve realized through all the
scams and failures of plans
todd hewitt of prentisstown,
and nobody else on this
will ever understand
that i am todd hewitt
and i have hope.
hope that carries the eternal flame
hope that doesn’t care about my titles or my names
hope that’s told me to stray far from where the wind blows
hope is why
That was it for the poem. Please let me know what thought of the poem, if you’ve ever tried poetry, or even if you want to share some poetry of your own in the comments section below. Wait a minute… I have never been one to prematurely decorate my house for a holiday months away, or stock up on Halloween candy in August, but the decorating season is upon us… Hmm. Well, one thing I know for certain is that the Legally Brunette does like a good DIY! I won’t give anything away just yet, but I’d expect a few Halloween spooky surprises coming up on the blog very soon! Enjoy the rest of this beautiful month of September, hopefully filled with colorful foliage, toasty Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, and more time with the ones you love as we head into the holiday season! I will be posting again very soon!
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