Poetry Can Be Simple

Poetry can be simple, or sometimes rather hard,

You could write about weather, or random things out in the yard.

But the most important thing to know is to make your poetry rhyme

Some people don't and that's okay, 'cause they probably haven't the time.

I like to write about randomness, especially horses and goats,

Others would write about gunfights and maybe explosions and boats.

I've taken to reading westerns; I really like how they go,

Everybody who wears a gun carries it not for show.

They all know how to use weapons, even little girls and boys,

And all are taught, from a very young age, that such weapons are never toys.

I can't think of much else to write now, so I'd better get on with my day.

Now, you try to write a poem tonight, but do it in your own way.


The Moon

Sometimes at night I look up at the moon,

And I see that he is sad

He looks down on this world and he cries out

'Cause our world is so bad.

He says, "Why do this to your once-perfect earth?

Why do you torture it so?

Take care of the things that you have been given

So they are nice when you go."

"You trash all your things and sometimes your lives

You never even forgive!

How can you be so terribly mean,

And die rather than live?"

The moon is so distraught over Earth

He decides to hide his face

And that is why, once a month

He disappears without a trace.