I’m freshly covered in water, from head to my toes
Cool luscious water, where the sea flows
Stones gather around me, little pebbles too
I do not have the need to wear pretty diamante shoes
I swim all day prancing through the beautiful blue waves
To eat a crab or mussels is what this girl craves
Rock pooling in the shallow waters is everything I need
To keep me very happy and broadly journeyed
I rarely enter shallow waters, and rarer still the land
For if I were ever seen I’ll be a made a spectacle of man
When did your mind get so narrow?
We can’t all be thin like sparrows
Pecking away at small morsels
Living a life like that would be awful
Enjoy your food, enjoy your life
Do not add unneeded strife
Broaden your mind and let go of fears
Then you’ll enjoy happier years
In the last couple of days I’ve thought of great beginnings for more poems but I am finding it hard to make a complete poem out of them. One to two sentences and I stop, so this made me wonder, is there such a thing as one line poems? If so, how can I tell if I am unique in what I say or whether or not I am plagiarizing?
Also I haven’t read much poetry in my life, I don’t know much about it. Is poetry still poetry if it doesn’t rhyme? If so, how does that work?
Damaged, my mind is
Remembering times of violence, a lot
Angry at my past for damaging my future – not
Suicidal and wishing I had another life? Not anymore
Trichotillomania making your hair pull – sure
Irritated by yourself? No I’m secure
Changed by your past? Aren’t we all?