John Mason | Period 2 | Mrs. Love
Shopping For Yourself
Store up for a while
What things you might need
Just for few weeks
No more you see
We've lived with the sins
Of greed and lust
We don't need anymore
To be blamed on us
Just do it slow
That way from where it might flow
It might be here faster
For others you know.
Some planted early
It won't be too long
So just the staples
In case something goes wrong
And point out the toxins
Planted in the way
So others can see them
As they pass here today
Just point them out
As you pass by
No false accusations
For our goal is High
Shopping for Yourself
This poem, Shopping for Yourself, is a poem
about how you don’t have to rush through life to
be able to see the good in it.
The images that I get when I read this poem
are people taking a deep breath after a long
day of work – relaxed.
This poem uses mood which makes it feel more
relaxing. The first four lines help suggest a
mood of relaxing, and relinquishment. There is
no use of alliteration, but this poem has a few
internal rhymes which makes it more interesting
I chose this poem because I find it important
that people are able to stand up for what they
believe in and that they should believe they can
do it for themselves.
Lost in the confusion of my mind
Looking for a way out
Held captive by my own fears and insecurities
Caught up in my emotions of love & lust, joy & pain
Ready to cry to the world and wonder if they understand my tears
Always keeping my head bowed too afraid to see my future
Afraid of the hurt & pain that awaits me
My heart is filled with rage & desire for someone I can't have
Biting my tongue for others because of the fear of being alone
Compromising for everyone else but getting nothing in return
Wondering why life is such a bitch but loving everything about it
The ups and downs; the tears and smiles
Praying that someone can love me for me
Regretting all the things that I've done in my past to bring pain to others
Lost with no way out
Thanking God for letting me see another day
but ready to write my suicide note because of all the pain I've endured
Afraid to take off my mask because of the judgment that lies ahead
Lost in my own confusion
Someone rescue me before I drown
Trapped is a poem that expresses
someone’s point of view of life that is
rather depressive and omniscient.
The tone in this poem is very dark,
and creates a very eerie mood. I
picked this poem because it is a great
way to describe how hard life can be,
and how sometimes it may feel like
there is no way out.
Touch it: it won't shrink like an eyeball,
This egg-shaped bailiwick, clear as a tear.
Here's yesterday, last year ---
Palm-spear and lily distinct as flora in the vast
Windless threadwork of a tapestry.
Flick the glass with your fingernail:
It will ping like a Chinese chime in the slightest air stir
Though nobody in there looks up or bothers to answer.
The inhabitants are light as cork,
Every one of them permanently busy.
At their feet, the sea waves bow in single file.
Never trespassing in bad temper:
Stalling in midair,
Short-reined, pawing like parade ground horses.
Overhead, the clouds sit tasseled and fancy
As Victorian cushions. This family
Of valentine faces might please a collector:
They ring true, like good china.
Elsewhere the landscape is more frank.
The light falls without letup, blindingly.
A woman is dragging her shadow in a circle
About a bald hospital saucer.
It resembles the moon, or a sheet of blank paper
And appears to have suffered a sort of private blitzkrieg.
She lives quietly
With no attachments, like a fetus in a bottle,
The obsolete house, the sea, flattened to a picture
She has one too many dimensions to enter.
Grief and anger, exorcised,
Leave her alone now.
The future is a grey seagull
Tattling in its cat-voice of departure.
Age and terror, like nurses, attend her,
And a drowned man, complaining of the great cold,
Crawls up out of the sea. -Sylvia Plath
The poem, Life, is about how you
shouldn't’t look to closely at things
that come in to your life, and that you
shouldn't’t linger around too long
because you may just be missing the
I chose this poem because it goes
from oppressive to uplifting by the last
line saying, “crawls up and out of the
The metaphors and similes in this
poem are used well and create
excellent imagery for the reader to
use and comprehend the poem
What is Life?
And what is Life? An hour-glass on the run,
A mist retreating from the morning sun,
A busy, bustling, still-repeated dream.
Its length? A minute's pause, a moment's thought.
And Happiness? A bubble on the stream,
That in the act of seizing shrinks to naught.
And what is Hope? The puffing gale of morn,
That of its charms divests the dewy lawn,
And robs each flower of its gem—and dies;
A cobweb, hiding disappointment's thorn,
Which stings more keenly through the thin disguise.
And what is Death? Is still the cause unfound?
That dark mysterious name of horrid sound?
A long and lingering sleep the weary crave.
And Peace? Where can its happiness abound?
Nowhere at all, save heaven and the grave.
Then what is Life? When stripped of its disguise,
A thing to be desired it cannot be;
Since everything that meets our foolish eyes
Gives proof sufficient of its vanity.
'Tis but a trial all must undergo,
To teach unthankful mortals how to prize
That happiness vain man's denied to know,
Until he's called to claim it in the skies.
What is Life? Analysis
I chose this poem because it asks
good questions about life in a
humorous way. This poem is about life
and what makes it up. I like how it
gives you possible answers and
creates imagery for you to see those
answers for yourself, about your own
The couplet rhymes, alliteration, and
metaphors all make this poem a fun,
interesting poem to read that also
connects you by stating questions that
you may have had about life.
Life is something we all share,
Just like oxygen, in the air.
The way we live it, is up to us,
With a negative or with a plus.
Life is something, we should
We never know, when we'll
Live each and every single day,
Smell the flowers, stop and play.
Life is something, we've been
Choice is yours, choose your
Follow your passions, and you'll
With the right attitude, you will
I picked this poem based on the title of
it, Shine, because I believe that
everyone should shine in what they do
and what they believe in.
The first line in this poem, “Life is
something we can all share, just like
oxygen in the air” is a great rhyme that
uses a metaphor to illustrate to the
reader the importance of sharing life
with other people and how easy it is.
This mood of this poem is very
uplifting and reassuring.
Live Life To The Fullest
To Follow your heart, and intuition,
That should be, your number one
Listen to your inner voice,
Live your life, through your choice.
The point is to love, what you are
Your deepest passions; should be
Every moment, live excited,
Every morning, be delighted.
Always look forward, to what is
Your thoughts and wisdom, gracefully
Living life to the fullest, is up to you,
Look in the mirror, always be true.
Live Life to the Fullest
I picked the poem, Live Life to the
Fullest, because I like how it shows
the reader that you don’t have to
follow the norm and you can be your
own person by listening to your “inner
The last paragraph,” living life to the
fullest, is up to you, look in the mirror,
always be true”. Creates an end
rhyme that forces a tone that tells the
reader to always be true to
themselves and wander the path that
suits them best.
I know the pace of the ticking clock
As I lay here, recovering
A pace normal life hardly allows the
The anticipation of three weeks of
rest on the couch
Movies stacked high, ready for
A pile of mending close by, lest my
fingers get bored
books spilling over on the coffee
table, all as of yet, unread
The anticipation of down time while
recovering from knee surgery
and the reality of the same are hardly
recognizable as distant relatives
never-mind close cousins, au-revoir,
as I must now sleep, yet again.
I chose this poem for its metaphor in the
first line. “I know the pace of the ticking
clock”. This reveals to the reader that
everyone only has a certain amount of
time on this world, and that they should
be making the best of it.
I also like how this poem uses perfect
imagery and creates a short ballad. It’s
imagery is seen by most because a lot of
people can relate to being in the same
situation as the writer, and if not they
could see themselves in the same
The ballad in the poem makes the poem
more interesting to the reader because
it’s as if they’re reading in to the author’s
Our Strands of Time
Stranded in time, a strand of time
we string ourselves together with
touch and shared laughter,
connecting our lives with moments
a pearled connection.
Then those moments go unraveling
shedding them selves
from our daily lives without
our commitment, our
We once again become
strangers and our
become stranded in time
like a strand of time.
Our Strands of Time
Our Stands of Time poem stood out to
me because of the free verse and how
it was still smoothly put together.
The alliteration used in this poem
such as, “Stranded in time, a strand of
time we string ourselves together with
touch and shared laughter” makes the
reader read it with a roll of the tongue.
This poem also ends the same way it
begins which creates a cool effect to the
reader after they have finished reading it,
and makes the mood feel completed.
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
Oft a little morning rain
Foretells a pleasant day.
Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
But these are transient all;
If the shower will make the roses
O why lament its fall ?
Life's sunny hours fly by,
Enjoy them as they fly !
What though Death at times steps in
And calls our Best away ?
What though sorrow seems to win,
O'er hope, a heavy sway ?
Yet hope again elastic springs,
Unconquered, though she fell;
Still buoyant are her golden wings,
Still strong to bear us well.
The day of trial bear,
For gloriously, victoriously,
Can courage quell despair
Life Poem Analysis
The poem, Life, was chosen because
it was written in a free verse and
doesn’t focus on all the good things in
life and questions the reader so they
can think for themselves.
All of the internal rhymes in this poem
such as, “still strong to bear us well,
manfully, fearlessly, the day of trial
bear” creates the reading to seem
more approachable even when the
actual vocabulary is more
Where you hat is laid,
As they say, that is your home.
Where your fears and doubts are cast aside,
This will be your throne.
An open fire crackles and burns,
the cat purrs by your side.
The rich hot chocolate fills you with warmth,
Your partner next to you completes you with pride.
The bricks and mortar you own,
they protect you,
keep you safe through the night.
Your home is your castle,
Therefore you are its king.
You own your own empire,
when foundations are laid down from within.
- Craig Davenport
Home Poem Analysis
I picked this poem because it’s a great
thing for everyone to have not just a
house, but a home. To relax, look
back, and plan further.
The personification used in this poem
creates a very personal mood to the
poem. For example, “the bricks and
mortar you own, they protect you”, it
takes very personal objects and give
them human characteristics of
protecting you through the night.
Simile’s in this poem also make this
poem more direct. “Your home is your
I am Poem
Family, Friends, Life
My family and friends are the most important
Trustworthiness is important to me
Honesty is important to me
Confidence is important to me
Being humble is a nice trait
Lying is not right, but in the right sense can become good
Life is a beautiful thing
Adventure is where the heart is released
Surprises and mishaps make the trip worth it
This is me
Licking, running, jumping
Cheers you up when you’re depressed
Five Senses Poem
Victory is red and gold
It tastes like the finest champagne
It sounds like the yell of a coach and a push of a teammate
And smells like sweat, blood, and tears
It looks like a thousand fans chanting
And makes you feel like an unstoppable force.
The light of life shines
A future is born a new
Out of the darkness
The life is susceptible
But now is full of wonder