Table Of Contents} 1. Poems by Me Title Page 2. Hold Your Peace + Reflection 3. Inside a Cage 4. Be You 5. A Heart of Passion + Reflection 6. Linked Hearts + Reflection 7. Poems by Others Title Page 8. Part of Me + Reflection 9. My Garden 10. Haikus 11. Membaca Tanda-Tanda Alam 12. Iâ€™m Nobody! Who are You? + Reflection
Poems By ME}
through an adult’s perspective and using the turtle as a metaphor for children.
In this poem, I’m looking at things
This poem is basically starting off as
how a turtle can be peaceful while a war is going on. I feel like this applies
to a lot of kids because when we see wars and riots happening in the world, we feel powerless.
The second stanza is talking about how riots and war shouldn’t be happening anymore because it isn’t fair to children. The last stanza is about children dying because of the war and how we should unite. This stanza was very straightforward. When wars and riots happen, people usually don’t give any mercy to children, which is unfair to them because they didn’t do anything wrong.
Hold This poem was inspired by a short
video Mr. Jabiz showed us called Caine’s Arcade. The first
stanza is about how when you see Caine’s face, you
immediately see that his eyes are always so happy and
bright and you could see his
passion for making an arcade
and entertaining people. However, people
always said he wouldn’t make it. The second stanza is about how his friends
always doubt him and don’t laugh at him
for wearing his Caine’s arcade shirt. Even
so, Caine keeps trying to succeed. This stanza
was really depressing because from the video,
nobody ever visited Caine’s arcade or even notice it. The last stanza is summing everything up and talking about how even after nobody visits his arcade, Caine’s still keeping his hopes up.
Although this poem was inspired by
the pasture poem, my version of it was very straightforward and the meaning
was totally different. In the pasture poem, it talks about Jesus washing away peopleâ€™s sins but I thought that was way too deep
for a 7th grader. When we had our peace park activity, I saw friends sitting next to
each other so I decided to base my poem on that.
The first stanza is about meeting new
people for the first time. When you find a friend thatâ€™s really special, usually, you
always keep in contact with them, which is what this stanza talks about.
Whereas the second stanza is about
these two friends sticking together no matter what situation comes up.
Poems By others}
Part of me reflection Although this song was originally about a breakup, it wasn’t as strong of a meaning as the one I’ve interpreted. I did however, cut a lot of the lyrics
out so that the more meaningful and unrepeated parts remain.
The first stanza to me is about someone
betraying you and moving past it even though what they did was such a pain to you. The
repeated stanza (chorus) is about staying true to who you are, which is the overall meaning of the
song. The third stanza (2nd verse) is about trying to see who’s there for you instead of being
friends with everyone but then being betrayed in the end. The 4th stanza is about really finding
your old self again, completely getting over the
past, being happy and never being betrayed again by that certain person. Katy proves points out the topic again by saying that, that person can keep everything from the past because she’s
completely over it and doesn’t care anymore.