Assignment #4: Poem ‘I AM’
Use the blueprint of the poem, I AM to fill in the blanks using the prompts. Feel free to modify the format or change it. Allow the poet in you to emerge. By writing this poem, you will create a self-portrait. The highlighted words are the words we were given as the ‘blueprint’ of the poem.
I am an enigma filled with curiosity and emphathy for life.
I wonder if there is a set path in life or if life is random.
I hear the wishes, hopes, fears carried on the wind.
I see the land beyond the rainbow, where people are in harmony.
I want to discover how to connect, reach and empower others.
I am Alice down the rabbit hole search my way out.
I pretend to be ok and to know the answers and direction of my life.
I feel the guiding touch of the universe and loved ones.
I touch the power and energy flowing all around us in nature and in life.
I worry what life will bring/that I am not enough/that I will be forgotten
I cry about all of the suffering in the world
I am lost
I understand that to be on this journey one must be adaptable, grateful and practise self-love.
I say you are stronger than you think/thank you for today/help me find peace
I dream to find my own personal path and be brave enough tp reach for it.
I try to do my best every day, to help others and have gratitude in my heart
I hope to make a positive impact
I am me
My Second Poem (using the same format)
I am talented and curious
I wonder about the direction of my life; who am I?
I hear whispers of the angels guiding me
I see the beauty in God’s creation
I want to accomplish my dreams and desires, to experience everything
I am a boat on a rocky sea
I pretend to know the answers
I feel the pull of my soul
I touch the energy flowing around me
I worry that I am not brave enough to take the next step
I cry over all of my worries
I am an enigma
I understand that sometimes you just have to let go and trust
I say stop worrying about everything that could go wrong and think of all that can go right
I dream that everything will work out
I try to be kind to myself and to be perfect
I hope that dreams really do come true
I am me
I am not a poet. I found this assignment to be challenging, yet rewarding in the end (aren’t most things). The feedback I got was great, told I could publish it. Not sure about that but am finding that this writing group is great for the soul and so supportive. Writing is a therapeutic way to purge the mind.
Challenge yourself to write your own poem using this format and share. Can’t wait to read it and love it.