Write an Instant Dear Poem

 

LINE 1 Dear (audience: someone you want to share with)

LINE 2 I would like to tell you

LINE 3 something that is on my mind that I am uncomfortable saying directly

LINE 4 You tell me

LINE 5 something that person has said

LINE 6 You tell me

LINE 7 something else that person has said

LINE 8 You tell me

LINE 9 something else that person has said

LINE 10 I would like to tell you

LINE 11 put your emotions into words; how that person makes you feel

LINE 12 So during our next encounter

LINE 13 Describe the scene and

LINE 14 what really happens when you speak face to face

LINE 15 using the last five lines

LINE 16 of

LINE 17 the poem

Sample Poem:

Dear Prince of Powerpoint
for Shawn Fitzpatrick

Dear Prince of Powerpoint
I would like to tell you
powerpoint is stupid
You tell me
powerpoint is fun
You tell me
powerpoint is poetry
I would like to tell you
powerpoint makes me ill
So during our next encounter
when the glass doesn't break
and the words don't fly in
and the objects won't
spin and land
then it's really the end