My son, the poet

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
My son, the poet
Tue, 11-26-2013 - 11:35am

My son is a high school senior, co-editor of the on-line student newspaper.  He's in AP English and I always knew he was a good writer, but recently he started writing poetry, just for fun and I was pretty surprised.  I know I'm biased, of course, but I think it's good--sometimes it's a little pretentious because I think he wants everything to be meaningful and symbolic.  But although I always liked poetry, I have no talent for writing it or doing any kind of creative writing.  Her is a little excerpt:


You spoke of triangles of love and circles of trust;
Unfortunately for you, I failed Geometry.
Your equations of confusion were built
Upon conflicting variables in time and space.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-1998
Thu, 12-05-2013 - 12:51pm

That's terrific!  Don't you love it when our kids shine with talents we didn't even know they had?!


Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 11:41am
Now that i could finally get signed in... Lovely poem. My daughter would get a kick out of it!