ENG1141-E311 Intro to Creative Writing, SP2024

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  • Discussion 2: Line Breaks and Free Verse
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    Jennifer Sears
    Participant

    See the instructions for this discussion board under Homework on this post:

    https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/searseng1141e31/2024/02/08/eng-1121-session-4-feb-7-follow-up-notes-and-homework/

    #92605

    Borys Solorzano
    Participant

    I remain

    With both and neither

    At the same time

    Not stating my position

     

    Attempting to end the conflict,

    I found myself

    In between

    Fighting both

    #92607

    Jaqai Cherry
    Participant

    Title: “Missing”

    It was a long day

    The night sky was clear

    I get a call

    Her voice was serious almost chilling

    “Have you seen your father” she says

     

    I remember saying something

    Reassuring that he’s fine

    Fast forward another week

    I see my father and he’s ok.

     

    #92609

    kelly G
    Participant

    Who am I ? by KellyG

     

    Identifying who I was ,

    I struggled with.

     

    MY mom is known

    to put GOD and the catholic church first.

    I struggled  to tell my mom,

    gay, I am.

    #92610

    Angelica Tellez
    Participant

    He might have
    made all his effort
    towards creating
    a safe space
    for the child
    to come to him with anything,
    but it can all be trivial.
    This difference,
    however small it might be,
    can be the start of a divide
    between them.

    #92615

    Anallely Romero
    Participant

    Title: that day

     

    unfortunately

    he had to work

    that day

    so hopefully

    it would be

    a good surprise

    Or

    would it?

     

    would we be

    a disturbance?

    Or

    would he

    be glad?

    #92626

    angelli
    Participant

    we were talking

    sitting on the couch

    I just told them

    I cried

    it was ugly crying

    so while everyone was talking

    dishing out their problems

    as Jenna ortega screamed in the background

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    #92630

    Selinee Herrera
    Participant

    Blinking red lights
    Loud sirens
    A knot in my throat
    Thinking of ways
    To tell them
    Their daughter was damaged

    They who had spent years
    Creating and molding
    Their perfect child
    Still
    Their daughter was damaged

    #92636

    Filo
    Participant

    Title: The Departure

    I was sitting on my bed
    In my seaside house,
    And my breath started to sound labored.

    Moving
    Not only meant
    Leaving the people I loved,
    But before that,
    It meant telling them about my departure
    And that was the scariest part

    #92641

    hopemreiser
    Participant

    Sorry, everyone. I had no idea the formatting would look like that!

    <p style=”text-align: center;”>”tych”</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>And</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>where</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>does that</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>leave me?</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>Now they</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>are two</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>and I</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>am</p>
    <p style=”text-align: center;”>one.</p>
     

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    #92642

    hopemreiser
    Participant

    “tych”

    And
    where
    does that
    leave me?
    Now they
    are two
    and I
    am
    one.

    #92646

    Alexsia
    Participant

    We make plans

    after saying goodbye

    for the last time.

    For you

    do not want

    to listen.

    #92653

    cgeorges
    Participant

    Funerals were never on my agenda

    Was this something to be happy about?

    Was this something to be grateful for?

    Or did that mean the time was near soon?

     

    I remember the day I got the call

    The news as cold as the brisk air

    “Grandma died”

    Three syllables I never expected to respond to

     

    Now I have a funeral on my agenda

    They were never my cup of tea

    But hey, there’s a first for everything

    Love you, grandma

    #92654

    cgeorges
    Participant

    There’s a First for Everything

     

    Funerals were never on my agenda

    Was this something to be happy about?

    Was this something to be grateful for?

    Or did that mean the time was near soon?

     

    I remember the day I got the call

    The news as cold as the brisk air

    “Grandma died”

    Three syllables I never expected to respond to

     

    Now I have a funeral on my agenda

    They were never my cup of tea

    But hey, there’s a first for everything

    Love you, grandma

    #92665

    Oluu
    Participant

    Title: Comparison

    Comparison by English definition means a consideration or estimate of similarities or dissimilarities between two things or people.           To me it means a ‘killer of joy’                                                                 And to my mom it means a golden ticket to win an argument

    It’s infuriating                                                                                             Eyes start to swell
    I want to tell her “ mommy, I’m on my own path and I’m…”             My words deteriorate as my throat swells with frustration             Tears fall

    And suddenly I feel like I’m 5

    “Why are you crying Seyi?”                                                                                                                                                         “ I JUST want what’s best for you”
    “ I don’t want you to be distracted. THAT’S ALL”

    Her words although meant with the best intent                                   The words taunt me                                                                                         “ YOU don’t get it” plays over and over in my head                           Now in her warm embrace, able to breath

    Eyes dry

    I say “ Mom I’m doing well for
    Myself.
    My path.
    My Life.                                                                                                       Don’t compare me to someone in which you only know 1/16 of their life just because you have the insider on mine

    With her coming to understanding the gold then starts to rust.

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