"How I Found Poetry"
The first time I picked up a poem;
Shel Silverstein took me away.
I could not put the book down;
so with the story I stayed.
As I continued to grow older;
I needed more to read.
That is where I allowed;
Mr. Poe to take the lead.
Today I would tell you the same;
I love to read and write.
Ellen Hopkins is now my favorite author;
her stories have got some bite.
No matter what the tale;
poetry is great I've always found.
It is art in the form of words;
beauty unmatched in every word and sound.