The original idea came out of a newspaper item I once read to the effect that an Allegheny Airlines stewardess had fallen out of an airplane and was found later on, dead.
All of the poems are written by teenagers. Each of the one-hundred poems speaks about an aspect of love. For example there are poems about abstinence, sex, flirtation, attraction, self-worth, and unrequited-love to name a few. Analysis Because this book is a compilation of poems from many different authors, no two poems share the same rhythm, rhyme, sound, language, imagery, or emotion.
Some poems rhyme and some do not. Some are short and straight to the point while others use flowy, metaphor-rich language. Each poem is similar in that it makes us feel as the author felt when they were writing the poem.
I felt joy, humor, remorse, hope, fear, and desire when reading these poems. They reminded me of all the mixed emotions that go into love at any age, but especially young love.
Betsy Franco did a fantastic job compiling these poems from young people all over the world through e-mail. She created a nice balance of serious poems, funny poems, long poems, short poems, and poems which evoked different emotions.
This book would definitely appeal to any teenager who has ever been or plans to be in love. The poets come from all walks of life and include poets of various sexual orientations, nationalities, gender identifications, and races. All teenagers can find their vision of love expressed somewhere within this collection of poetry.
Personal Response I was amazed at the depth and wisdom portrayed by these young poets. Some poems brought me back to my youth, while some made me blush, but they all made me think about the many dimensions of love.
I would share these poems with any teenager who wants an honest and uncensored look at love through the eyes of a teen. Only their names and ages are given. Love is variously compared to a psychic leech and the sting of a bee.
Some of the poems have strong language. Most poems were submitted to Franco by e-mail from the U. With a spacious open design, the poems are not arranged in any particular order, true to the way readers will dip in and browse. Some of the simplest lines say the most: Students could also create a poem taking the opposite stance on love presented by one of the teen authors in this anthology.Rhyme 1 With you I feel so very fine.
Babe, believe me—love's no crime. How I wish you could be mine. I want to be your Valentine. Darling, our love is simply divine. I love you for giving your heart to me,and trusting me with your pride,i love you for wanting me,and needing me by your side,i love you for the emotions,i never knew i had,i love you for making me smile,whenever i feel sad.i love you for your thoughts of me,where i am always on your mind,i love you for finding that part of me,that i never thought i’d find.i love you for the way you are,and for how you .
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About the Poem. I took a creative writing class this passed semester, the teacher asked us to write a poem telling someone with "higher power" how we feel about them.
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