Write a haiku, limerick, or short poem that best represents you:
I have two that I wrote. I'm wondering which one to use. Thank you so much for your input!
::: VERSION 1:::
The Callused fist
Battered and worn
Indifferent to pain
Fingers spread - wide
Very wide - reaching-
For a goal cannot be
With a clenched fist
My resolve is in crumbs
Each piece though small,
Is hard. Harder than the best concrete-mix on the market.
Both seem a little too dark for a college admissions submission. But the second one is better.
Thank You. I tried to write these in conjuction to the hardships I faced due to a Chronic Illness. Hence the recurring theme of pain/struggle.
Do you think that its still to dark?
Personally I like the first one more because it is easier to understand and the last sentence really ties together the piece. Like you were struggling, depressed, and angry before but you realized to reach your dreams you have to let go and let live. Definitely choose the first one!
I like both of the poems, but I like the first one, the most. I agree with the above comment, the first one is a little easier to understand in comparison to the second one. I like the first one because it shows disparity, but then hint of optimism, by saying that your fingers are wide.
So it shows that you've been through struggles, but you still look at the bright side of the things.
I like I like!