FC: Poetry Anthology | By: Erica Crist
1: Who I Am | I am shy and quiet, I am a shopoholic, if I see something I want, I buy it, I am awkward but nice, I am someone who always thinks twice, I am the daughter of a deaf mother, I am someone who has 2 sisters and no brother, I am someone who appreciated the little things in life, I am someone with very little strife, I am someone who never takes anything for granted, I am always speaking to my friends candid, I am a frequent concert atendee, I am someone I sometimes wish wasn't me, I am someone that has many changes needed to be made, I am someone who never lets any memories fade, I am loving the life I live, I am a very loving person, I am someone named Erica, and that's who I've always been. | A free verse poem
2: Sun is shining bright, Feeling like a brand new day, Everything is right. | Haikus
3: Reserved and quiet, Feeling like you have no voice, Wanting to be heard. | Spring is approaching, Warm weather, shorts, and tank tops, Flowers blooming non-stop.
4: Erica, Shy, caring, funny, Sibling of Marcelle and Heather, Lover of concerts, British accents, and spending money, Who feels happiness, love, and awkward, Who needs laughter, kindness, and money, Who gives everything and gets little in return, kind words, and random thoughts, Who fears needles, being a failure, and loosing the people she loves most, Who would like to see Venice, Italy, acts of kindness, and her poppop for one last time, Who lives in Boothwyn, Crist. | I am...
5: Happiness is yellow, It smells like flowers, It sounds like music, It feels like the best feeling in the world, It looks like everything beautiful in life, Happiness is when you can't stop smiling. | A free verse poem
6: Money, Causes problems, Everybody needs it, It is the source of everything, Need it. | Concerts, Music throughout, Seeing your favorite band, Feeling the bass like a heartbeat, Happy.
7: My home, Where the heart is, From good times to bad times, Making new friends, falling in love, Home = Chi. | Cinquains
8: Night time comes around, Stars fill the dark sky, Shimmering upon the restless town, Watching shooting stars go by. | Stars fill the dark sky, Laying on a cold blanket, Watching shooting stars go by, Making the sky fully lit. | Laying on a cold blanket, Looking up at the stars, Making the sky fully lit, Away from the city and cars. | A Pantoum Poem
9: Love is a wonderful feeling. It makes you feel like you're on top of the world, just you and that certain other person. No one can touch you, and nothing else matters. Love is so deep, it's what the earth revolves around . | A Concrete Poem
10: Winter, Cold snow, Freezing, shoveling, sledding, Snowstorm, Christmas, sun, beach, Swimming, tanning, relaxing, Good memories, Summer. | Diamontes
11: Love, Deep affection, Adoring, admiring, caring, Hearth, crush, loathe, disgust, Despising, unforgiving, Resenting, Strong dislike, Hate. | 1990, Old School, Reminiscing, playing, hopscotching, Tamagotchis, Bop-its, Iphones, Ipads, Texting, hating, disrespecting, Technological world, 2011
12: The ocean waves are crashing down, Hitting the sand, making a loud sound, Laughter and fun everywhere, The cool breeze throughout my hair, The beach is where happiness is found. | Trust is something that you need to earn, Broken promises is where I had learned, Not everyone you can trust, Knowing this is a must, Some people just have to wait their turn.
13: I deal with something a lot of people fear, The sound of my voice, my mom can't hear, Sign language is how we speak, At times it makes me weak, For I wish my voice she heard in her ear. | Limericks
14: Nature is so beautiful to me, Everything in the world I wish I could see, Sunsets over the ocean, The waves crashing with motion, April showers in the spring, With May flowers it will bring, Winter wonderland everywhere, Snowflakes falling on my hair, Autumn leaves all on the ground, Birds chirping, making a loud sound, Seeing the raindrops race down the window, Watching a beautifully terrifying lightening show, Looking up at a lit and starry sky, Wishing on a shooting star that goes by, I could go on forever about how beautiful nature really is, It's the simple things in life you never want to miss. | A few free verse poem.s.
15: The simple days seem so long ago, How I wish I could go back, of I do wish so, Before Iphones, Ipads, and laptops, Back when I looked at people shoes in Heads Up, 7 up, Back when Are You Afraid Of The Dark was the only thing that scared me, Back when I loved the weird and creepy Furbies, Back when the only responsibility I had was to feed my Tamagotchi, Back when All That, Hey Arnold, and Rugrats were what I loved to see, Back when mistakes were easily fixed by saying "do over!" Back when I loved playing Red Light, Green Light, and Red Rover, Back when every decision was made by "eenie meenie miney moe", Back when the only fights were about who had more Playdoh, Back when everything was so simple and carefree, Back when being older is all I wanted to be, I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to stop, Growing up isn't all that fun, stay innocent and never grow up.
16: Smile so bright, similar to the sun, Frown so down, similar to the ground, Be happy to never show that they won, Give laughter, let them hear that sound, Happiness is the best feeling to exist, So, show it as much as you can, And show them what they have missed, | Everyone deserves to be happy, no matter when, No one deserves to be treated less than what they're worth, Everyone is expensive, so let it show, Be happy to the end, starting at birth, Share the happiness and let it flow, The world can be a beautiful place, Especially when you have a smile on your face.
17: Ignorance at best, Thinking that you're always right, But you're really not. | A few free verse poems..