Poetry Poems

Poetry poems are those poems written about the sheer joy of poetry. There are five of these poems on this page. Enjoy!

Poetry Poems for kids by Denise Rodgers on ClassroomPoems.com.

A POEM’S A CHUNK OF CHOCOLATE
A poem’s a chunk of chocolate
you nibble at your leisure.
A merry berry scrap of time,
a popsicle of pleasure.
A poem’s a photograph at ease
that captures scraps of truth,
which isn’t quite the same as fact
as age is not quite youth.
A poem is just a fragment
that is gifted to a pen
that dips in ink and writes it down
and fills back up again.
A poem’s a group of words at play
that scratches at your mind
and changes how you see the world
and leaves yourself behind.
A poem’s a string of letters
all connected by one pen.
How nice to know that they’ll be used
by poets once again.

by Denise Rodgers
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Poetry Poems #2

Poetry Poems for kids by Denise Rodgers on ClassroomPoems.com.

MIX AND WHIR
Mix and whir, and let it stir.
Find the words, the thoughts, the sounds.
Mix them gently, gently ‘round.
Put aside to blend and age.
Find a way to fill the page.
There’s no way that you can rush it.
Forcing it will simply crush it.
Just relax and take your time,
and all at once, the rhythm-rhyme
will catch your breath and start to sway.
And you will have a poem that day.
So choose your words
and set aside,
and let them take you for a ride.
It's hard to say when you’ll be done.
At least you’ll know you’re having fun.

by Denise Rodgers
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Poetry Poem #3

Poetry Poems for kids by Denise Rodgers on ClassroomPoems.com.

SQUEAKY PENCIL LEAD
I press the top.
The lead pokes out.
I scribble on the line.
I hear the slightly
Squeaky sound
of words becoming mine.
I watch the slide across the page
of words I did not speak.
But still these words
belong to me
along with that slight squeak.

by Denise Rodgers
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Poetry Poem #4

Thank you Poetry Poem by Denise Rodgers on ClassroomPoems.com.

THANK YOU POEM
A thank you’s a thank you,
a thought that you wrote.
And somehow it’s best
when it comes as a note
written on paper
by hand, with a pen.
Then it is kept to be
read once again.
Much better than e-mails
or phone calls…more deep.
Kind of a gift
That you treasure and keep.

by Denise Rodgers
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Poetry Poem #5

Poetry Poems for kids by Denise Rodgers on ClassroomPoems.com.

THE MEANING OF A POEM
Does a poem have a meaning
like a chocolate has a center?
If you bite into it
will you have a chance to enter
and revel in the subtext,
in the symbols and the rhythm?
Would you like to climb inside
to feel the joy within them?
But poems are simply words
that lie upon a page.
The meaning often changes
as the poem begins to age.
The poet’s not a genius
or a master or a whiz.
A poem’s a poem that’s written.
It exists.
It simply is.

by Denise Rodgers
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 As I read through these poetry poems which were written from years to weeks ago, I have to notice that two out of five use chocolate as a metaphor. I used to LOVE chocolate, and still do. Even though I no longer eat this favorite food, I believe chocolate is universally appreciated as a superb delicacy, something like poetry itself! I hope you enjoyed these poems. I invite you to read other pages of poetry  on this site. And if the spirit moves you, I invite you to write some poetry of your own. If you wish to share them with the world, please see my Publish Poetry page. 

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