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Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

Poem HELP!

Asked by Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter (582points) April 30th, 2008

I need help making a poem please!!! One about an animal. please! It is for school, but it’s not cheating. I am like the WORST poet ever (that’s why I don’t plan on being one when I grow up), so I was hoping someone would help me write one?

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Breefield's avatar

Fail (don’t do it)
You’re more of a failure if we do it for you.

“Roses are red…violets are blue…”

goldilocks's avatar

do you know what sort of poem you want to write?

goldilocks's avatar

@breefield, your very right but we can try to help

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

just like one on an animal. Trust me I can NOT fail this class. If I don’t get at least a gpa of 3.2 my mom won’t have her friend find out Tim Curry’s mailing address. I’m not saying DO the poem for me. I just need help

Breefield's avatar

I can get you started though.

What’s a topic / event that happened to you?

goldilocks's avatar

Oh well can you do a haiku? They’re pretty easy..

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

um I have a beagle. and no it can’t be haiku

goldilocks's avatar

Ok. Does it have to rhyme?

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

no it can but it doesn’t have to

goldilocks's avatar

ok well first figure out what its going to be about. Any animal in mind?

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

Beagle her name is bb

Breefield's avatar

“Oh my dearest beagle, your fur like an ocean of grass,
Your face is so endearing,
When I pet you my heart turns to glass,
The sound of your bark is all I’ll be hearing…”

goldilocks's avatar

ok well you could write about something that she does everyday, or even what she’s doing right now! Just look at her and write down what you see then make it into a poem.

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

um…she is sleeping like usual. she is lazy

lifeflame's avatar

ok, first pick an animal…
then pick something that you want to say about that animal…

if you want inspiration, I would suggest looking at other great animal poems.
e.g., Ted Hughes’ Jaguar (scroll down)
Pick an animal, and pick about the qualities you want to talk abotu in that animal. For example, in this case Hughes is talking about the restless fury of the jagaur compared to the other animals…

Or you can try looking at things from the point of view of an animal. e.g., Cat in an Empty Apartment by Wislawa Szymborska.. (this one is about a cat trying to understand the death of her owner)

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

how about something like
Beagle
Girl’s best friend

lifeflame's avatar

What might you want to say about the laziness of a beagle?
Would you prefer to be a beagle or a human being (and why?)
What do you think bb thinks of your life, running in and out of the house?
Do you have specific incidents or strong memories of your time with bb that you would want to tap into?
If you want to talk about your friendship/loyalty, make it specific. Don’t just say “a girl’s best friend”.. talk about the time when [fill in the blank] ... describe all the juicy details..

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Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

usless writting mind? And I don’t think he would. Honestly, way to crush someone’s dreams jerk. I’m still going to do it. AND next year I will send him a birthday present!!!

xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

How old are you? And who has such vain fantasies as marrying Tim Curry?

gailcalled's avatar

Mrs. During the time you have spent here, you could have written an epic poem about the Trojan war.

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

15. he is only 47 years older

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

i can’t write stupied poems!!! that’s why i need the help for it!!!

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

look pork I’m not ashamed to admit it. I need help. I cry when I see him in TV or on YouTube. I do need help. I proposed to myself on behalf of him. I know there is something wrong, but you don’t need to crush my dreams

xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

By the time you are of worthy age, he would be old enough to your dad, in fact he is right now. I have no problem with Tim Curry but when people get to be over obsessed and fantasize over such impossible events, like marrying Tim Curry, it just goes way too far. And those are not dreams, that is a castle in the air, it is impossible to happen. Instead of wasting your times coming up with crazy illusions, you could work on your poet skills and maybe even achieve a 4.0 instead of a less than adequate 3.2. I hope you improve your writing skills because it is one of the most used skills in one’s life

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xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

No one can win in an argument against a person who lives in a fantasy world. I’m going to guess that cars fly backwards, fish have jobs and walk around, everybody eats butterflies and poops rainbows, and everybody is Tim Curry; I’m also going to say that I am dead on with prediction of your world.

MrKnowItAll's avatar

Sounds like B.S. to MrKnowItAll.

rking1487's avatar

Sounds like Tim Curry needs to get a restraining order

xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

THANK YOU PEOPLE!

susanc's avatar

None of this lecturing is getting that poem written.
Okay, beagle named bb. First line:
Bb’s my beagle, and bb is lazy.
Second line:
Uh uh uh uh uh uh, uh uh uh crazy.
Fill in the dots, Mrs. Then get back to us. All you need is nine syllables. You can
write all about Tim Curry if you want in those nine syllables. GO.

wildflower's avatar

Why not just write what you’d like the poem to say – in regular language. Then listen to a bunch of lyrical pop and steal some of their phrasings to say the same thing as you’d written down….....and voila!

TheHaight's avatar

any luck on the poem? That was over 4 hours ago.

Oh, and who the hell is Tim Curry? Am I totally lame for not knowing who he is? Haha. I’m not afraid to admit I dont know who he is.

TheHaight's avatar

Haha! Thanks wildflower..
I dont even know what to say. Are you serious, mrs.??

gailcalled's avatar

Try reading these two as examples; One uses “sh*t” and the other is really about Beethoven; both funny, both poets famous and neither uses end rhyming schemes. Let your imagination go.

http://www.barkingdogs.net/poem.shtml Howard Nemerov
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/walking-the-dog/ Billy Collins

lifeflame's avatar

I like the punchline of Billy Collin’s poem!

gailcalled's avatar

@Life: Collins wasn’t Poet Laureate of the US for two successive terms (‘01—“03, I think) for nothing. If you are over forty, try this: Forgetfulness – posted in every book shop and library in the country, I think.

Off-topic, I know. Sorry.

gailcalled's avatar

And a big Whoops: Nemerov wrote “Walking the Dog” and Collins “Why I Don’t keep a Gun in the House from www.barkingdogs.net/ Sorry.

susanc's avatar

Mrs, are you still with us?

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

yea right here. This is what I have

A beagle.

A girl’s best friend

Lazy yet active

Quiet but loud

Small still protective

A beagle.

Nose stuck to the ground eating anything in sight she slowly maneuvers around the kitchen

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

All right it’s all finished. And I would like to thank everyone who helped me!!!

A beagle.

A girl’s best friend

Lazy yet active

Quiet but loud

Small still protective

A beagle.

Nose stuck to the ground eating anything in sight

She slowly maneuvers around the kitchen looking for something to bite

She makes her way to the sliding glass door

Looking outside thinking there’s more

With a big leap she’s off

Prancing about like there’s no tomorrow

A beagle.

TheHaight's avatar

not bad mrs.! Kudos.

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

thanks. my first poem

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