Friday, November 16, 2007

Poetry Friday

Today's poem for Poetry Friday comes from the book Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems by John Grandits. Obviously, I cannot do it justice because you really have to see these poems to appreciate them. It's a very cool book of concrete poems (concrete poem = a poem that takes the shape of the object it describes) that describe events and feelings in 9th grader Jessie's life.

So, picture this poem written in white text inside a black figure of a zombie. For eyes, the zombie has:

tro tro
phy phy

Zombie Jocks

Trophy, trophy, trophy trophy.
Zombie jocks, we want the trophy.
Trophy, trophy, give us trophy.
Give the zombie jocks the trophy.

Football, baseball, we will win 'em.
When we wrestle, we must pin 'em.
Soccer, hockey, we will skin 'em.
On our bikes, you bet we'll Schwinn 'em.

Don't like music, art, or science.
We prefer the Rams and Giants.
Don't like movies. Don't like dancing.
Don't like dating or romancing.

Trophy, trophy, trophy, trophy.
Zombie jocks must have the trophy.
Shiny, shiny, pretty trophy
With our names engraved on trophy.

Oh, and did I mention that all the e's are backwards? It's a cool book, check it out. (I'm recommending it for grades 7+)

Happy Poetry Friday!