My Poetry

By Mrs. Henry

Had a Bad Day - Couplets

The barber cut off all my hair,

I haven't anything to wear.

I caught my finger in my fly,

I'm so embarrassed, I might die.

The sleeves upon my shirt flew off,

"Okay!" I scream, "I've had enough!"

Imagery, Similes, Metaphors, and Personification

Smores - Imagery

Mallows, roasting on an open campfire ring.

Glowing embers, gently sunburning the soft, white skin of sugar hanging on a whittled stick.

Chocolate pieces, slightly melting as they patiently wait for their gooey counterpart to finish cooking.

Grahams, bringing safety to my fingers as the sandwiched goodness is created and

Joined together in perfect unity in my belly.

The Best Medicine - Metaphors and Similes

My family lives inside a medicine chest:
Dad is the super-size band aid, strong and powerful
but not always effective in a crisis.
Mom is the middle-size tweezer,
which picks and pokes and pinches.
David is the single small aspirin on the third shelf,
sometimes ignored.
Muffin, the sheep dog, is a round cotton ball, stained and dirty,
that pops off the shelf and bounces in my way as I open the door.
And I am the wood and glue which hold us all together.

Whimsical - Personification

Night, it reminds me of yesterday.
The sun listens to the messages of the clouds.
Moon, look for me on the field.
Sea, guide me to you.
Dawn, bring me to the new day.