First of all, I am going to share what is called a "found poem." This type of poem is where you don't really compose any original lines yourself. You just take some phrases from someplace like a newspaper or the want ads or wherever, and then you arrange them together to create a poem. I made my found poem out of phrases that Mom has been collecting while she was working at the art gallery. These are phrases off the little description cards by each painting.
Mostly, Mom has found that the most interesting -- by which she means "bizarre" and "goofy" -- phrases are on the cards describing contemporary art. Maybe this is because the art is so weird that it can only be described with weird phrases. Or maybe the curators of that kind of artwork just write in odd ways.
Organic corpuscular form
sensuous lips and doughy hair.
Okay, so after I put together that crazy found poem, I wanted to write a "real" poem, by which I mean one that rhymes. So here's what I wrote, and I think it's a pretty good effort for a little dog.
Not much rhymes with chihuahua,
Except Lady Gaga!
Does she have a dog?
What else rhymes with chihuahua?
Laughter, ho, ho, ha, ha!
What's so very funny?
I don't know!
Mom says my meter is not very good, whatever that means, but I don't really care. I wrote a poem, and I'm proud of it! So now that I have set an example by writing not one, but two poems, I recommend that everybody else celebrate National Poetry Month by writing some poetry, too. Go ahead, it's lots of fun!