FC: Ryan Burbey's Fruity Book of Poetry and other fun things. (That's half written by him and half written by somebody else.)
1: Found Poem Fate is kind Like a bolt out of the blue It is so diffendooferous I love it more and more each day. It came and it gave without takin' I'm happy to be here I am I am. I remember all my life Fate stepped in and saw me through No request is too extreme Think of your life getting better and better How strongly does my passion flow, And I need you!
2: Comparison of Barry Manilow and Dr. Seuss. Barry Manilow is most popular for being a singer, but he is most definitely a poet as well. He is a songwriter, and he even got inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 2002. His lyrics won the hearts of many women and some men, and they rhyme. He wrote happy songs, sad songs, romantic songs, happy songs that have sad lyrics, and romantic songs with sad lyrics. His poetry rocks. One of Barry Manilow's most popular songs was "Mandy." It is a sad romantic song, and its rhymes are genius. Even the line that says "And nothin' is rhyming, Oh Mandy," is at the end of a stanza that totally rhymes. It contains lots of poetic elements, along with some mad skills on the piano. Dr. Seuss, whose name is actually Theodore Seuss Geisel, is also not usually regarded as a poet. He is most famous for his 44 self illustrated children's books. He is very much a poet because his books have a unique meter, insense rhyme schemes and ridiculous amounts of internal rhyme which make it extremely ammusing to children and adults alike. I found this poem called "I Love My Job." It says it is by Dr. Seuss, but it mentions computers, and Dr. Seuss did most of his work in the 40's and 50's, so I was a little confused. Anyway, unlike Barry Manilow's "Mandy," "I Love My Job" is a happy poem meant to be comical. It also contains lots of end rhymes and other poetic elements. In summary, Barry Manilow and Dr. Seuss are both very different types of poets in their styles, and most people would not label them as a poet at first, but they are definitely two very talented rhymers.
3: excerpt from Mandy by Barry Manilow I remember all my life Rainin' down as cold as ice Shadows of a man A face through a window Cryin' in the night The night goes into Mornin', just another day Happy people pass my way Lookin' in their eyes I see a memory I never realized How happy you made me, oh Mandy Well you came and you gave without takin' But I sent you away, oh Mandy well you kissed me and stopped me from shakin' and I need you today. Oh Mandy! | I Love My Job by Dr. Seuss I love my job, I love the pay! I love it more and more each day. I love my boss, he is the best! I love his boss and all the rest. I love my office and its location, I hate to have to go on vacation. I love my furniture, drab and grey, and piles of paper that grow each day! I love to work among my peers, I love their leers, and jeers, and sneers. I love my computer and its software; I hug it often though it won't care. I love each program and every file. I'd love them more if they worked a while. I'm happy to be here I am I am. I'm the happiest slave of the firm, I am. I love this work, I love these chores. I love the meetings with deadly bores. I love my job-I'll say it again-I even love those friendly men. Those friendly men who've come today, In clean white coats to take me away!!
4: Intermittent Rhyme with a Couplet Once upon a time I ate a big pie It tasted like slime But I still love pie Once upon a time I also had cake I threw it at mimes So now I have no cake. It was a bad day for junk food. And now I'm in a pissy mood.
5: Free Verse The dove chocolate wrapper says it all. It says friendship is the golden string that ties two hearts together. Or maybe that was love I don't remember. I was just focused on the chocolate. It was dark and delicious.
6: Crazy Long Necked Friendship Once upon a time there was a camel. Who was a very strange looking mammal. He had a hump on his back the size of Mount Shamal, And it looked funny. The camel had a friend who was a giraffe. His neck was as long as a giant's staff. His tongue was also blue and everyone had to laugh, Because it also looked funny. Their third friend was a llama. Who always got involved in all the drama. He had a beard type thing and voted for Obama. And he also looked funny. Together they had crazy long necked parties. And ate pizza from Marty's. Their necks were freaking long. And that's why they were friends. The End.
7: I Love My Pants Slacks trousers lederhosen So many words for pants I love them no matter what they’re called Except when they’re filled with ants. Some are blue, some are striped, some have flowers on them, They’re as diverse as the world itself. I love to wear them everyday, And I cry when they go back on the shelf. If I didn’t have pants I’d be very sad, And everybody would laugh at me, Because I wouldn’t be wearing any pants, And people could see my undies.