Miss Fry’s English III Block I Class
Age Poems Chapbook
Based upon Sarah Josepha Hale’s Poem “Thirty-Five” Copyright March 19, 2010.
Fifteen I’m fifteen‐ I’m fifteen! Nor would I make it more For not a year has passed that I was fourteen I would not brake a chain link door For I have had so much fun in the past Halloweens For I have learned to drive stick shift like a truck’s For I have mowed grass that was green For I have drove uphill in the muck For I have learned a lot by machine For I have a lot more to learn from buck I’m fifteen‐I’m fifteen! Refrain repetition simile By William Ramer
Eighteen! By: Chelsey Smith
For I am now 18, I am my own adult. All grown up and out on my own, I am a young lady in result. For no one can stop me, And no one can tell me no. I am a young lady, And thatâ€™s something I know! For I like being on my own, But sometimes I miss my parents. I am all on my own, And I am really pretty lonely.
Ninety five I’m ninety five‐I’m ninety five. I wish I could make it less For my hip don’t work And my back’s like a mess. My feet really stink And my teeth aren’t all there. Since all I do is sit, And fall asleep when I think, Ill yell at the kids And hit them with my cain then ill sit some more And let the pills heal my pain Repetition simile personification
By: Naomi Kline I’m Sixteen ---I’m Sixteen!! Not younger or older, Sixteen opens up bright new beginnings, I am much more boulder. There will be no need for recovery, I’m young and hip Driving, dancing and discovery And need no tip. This is the biggest time to shine Not to whine. High school is like a parked car in the middle of the street, One obstacle to becoming an adult. Repitition,Alliteration,Simile
Im twenty‐two By Kyle Dreese I’m twenty‐two, I’m twenty‐two! The fun has just begun For just last year I was twenty‐one Not a day goes by That I have something to regret For Im twenty‐two Theres nothing ill forget When all is said and done Being twenty‐two was the best For I was at my prime And always up for the test Repetition
Twenty-One Megan Gower 3/11/2010
Twenty-One Now that I am twenty-one My fun has just begun I haven’t got much time left Before it is all done I haven’t thought much about life Until the other day When everything passed by me In their own wonderful way They may have passed me day by day But surely I will tell Of how I spent all of my time Wishing the days farewell My days of school, spent like a dime. Simile Repetition Alliteration
Seventeen Seventeen Seventeen Youth and adulthood I’m caught between Many things I’ve come to have seen Through the journey to seventeen Seventeen Seventeen Much more gets through to me, Seventeen years of good embrace Seventeen years and still a familiar face Seventeen Seventeen Where old is new and new becomes old Where bold become weak and weak become bold Seventeen Seventeen, Please be good to me Seventeen Seventeen, Where all is to gleam Repetition Metaphors End Rhyme
By: Alexis Naugle
I’m twenty-one, I’m twenty-one! A new chapter is just beginning, For my days of school are done, My head is nearly spinning! Where to live? What job to get? What will the world convey? Special children, special needs! I’ll have a busy day. What adventures come my way? My life will be so fun. My heart is singing with delight! I’m twenty-one, I’m twenty-one.
Repetition Personification Alliteration
It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts.
English III Block I Poetry Chapbook - Spring 2010