Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poem of Philippe Petit by Jorden Greene

           The act of writing poetry is a true struggle of mine. I never know where to start, how to start. I know my subject but finding the words is just so difficult and I don't know how I should write it. For this poem I chose the Shakespearean Sonnet form (ABABCDCDEFEFGG). I chose this form because honestly it was the first thing that popped into my mind when I thought of poetry. Forming Philippe Petit's feat of walking on the wire between the Twin Towers was my next struggle. I first thought of what he did and started there. Then I thought about what the crowd must have been doing. After I finished talking about the crowd I started talking about my dreams and comparing them to his.

On top of the Twin Towers
So high in the air
Like a man with super powers
Every passerby stood to glare

The man that had no fear
Walked the line with great passion
The whole crowd stood to cheer
They thought it was quite the attraction

My dreams are so much safer
Like to have a family and grow old
His were much greater
He was so very bold
He had so much motivation
And far more aspiration

1 comment:

  1. I really liked how you compared your dreams to Petit's. That was a great idea!


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