I have always been more for writing novels and short stories, but when I am feeling down I focus on writing poetry. I always considered my poems to be of a good quality, but apparently I was wrong, because I gave in my poetry portfolio to university and failed!
An example of one of the poems is:
I lay down on the pavement,
The streetlights blind my eyes,
I don’t know where to look –
I’m running out of lies.
I don’t know who to turn to,
Where to go,
Or what to do,
Shelter’s not an option,
Though my lips are turning blue.
The pavement’s hard beneath me –
And stones stick in my skin.
Stars are shining brightly,
Although the moonlight’s only dim.
But a shadow’s getting closer,
So I shut my eyes and groan,
The man kneels down beside me,
Whispers – “we miss you, please come home!”
Now although the lecturer thought that my attention to detail was good, apparently the rhyme and rhythm is ‘childlike.’ So I am rewriting my portfolio hoping to pass second time around!