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The assignment in my English class was to pick a piece in out school arts festival, one that "stands out" to you. Then make a shape poem out of it. I chose a photo of pillars symmetrically aligned on a pathway, like in an ancient "ruins" place.
So far I wrote two poems. I have to have 2 similes one metaphor, alliteration, and NO rhyme.
IMO I think they are terrible, but some people have said their good. So if you can help me out thats great...
The pathway like a prison
Only one place to escape.
The pillars gray and solemn,
Like prison bars, cold and hopeless
The pathway is freedom to escape your fears
Like frightening dreams children have.
No where to run, just straight.
The Trees are the sky, dark and gloomy.
At the end the dream is over, freedom surrounds you
In a serene setting.
The cold solemn pillars
Like prison bars surround him.
He looks up at the great gray sky
Knowing he will not leave. Fear of hopelessness. But he sees an exit Calling his Name. The prison bars can not hold him any longer As the gabble bangs
And the Man in the black gown declares
He breaks free flying like a bird.
These are both on the same photo I just thought the second poem would flow a little better but they might just both be rewrites. I was thinking since it has to be a shape poem to make it into a prison cell or something... I only wrote two so theres a backup.