Write an Instant Lament

First, choose a feeling from this list: loneliness, injustice, anger, fear, compassion, courage
Now try to create an instant poem thinking about this feeling as if it were a person.


Line 1   I am
Line 2   I dress in
Line 3   I need
Line 4   I am related to
Line 5   I vacation
Line 6   My job is
Line 7   I desire



Stanley’s Lament

I am loneliness
The dark of night is my cloak
I vacation in the arms of solitude
Sadness and depression are the cousins I would joyfully disinherit
At a welcoming smile.

by Nancy Polette 
(Based on the book Holes by L. Sachar)