Girl's Room - Poetry Club for Girl's

Poetry club for teenagers called Girl’s Room ( for girls) & Voice Male ( for boys)

Do you want to be connected to some contemporary poems based on the teenage experience? I invite you to comment on a poem that I have written based on my time talking to students. There are issue poems on matters of the heart, as well as everyday school, family and friendship topics. From bad experiences to good experiences, poetry can help keep you together. It can provide an opportunity to express your fears, concerns and joys. I hope you find these poems meaningful as they help to make sense of the world around you. Perhaps you can identify with one.

Good luck! If poetry is not your thing, then try writing down a simple diary entry. It’s not that hard to turn it around and make it a poem, not always rhyming of course!

Why Poetry?

We learn about our feelings. It helps us to understand ourselves. It’s creative when we can play with word pictures. As Robert Frost says, “Poetry begins as a lump in the throat.”Poetry can be written as a gift for others, or simply for ourselves. Poetry tingles, tantalises and torments you.

WELCOME TO THE POET’S PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE YOUR POEMS about issues and topics that concern you. Every month there will be some new poems written by mrs gibbs for you to read and comment on. You can contribute your own poem on something that interests you. Mrs Gibbs will also offer you a few writing tips to help you.

Girl's Room

M.J. Gibbs

You Break My Heart

I thought you were kind
And a decent human being
I trusted you to be my friend
But the rivers of pain
Flow deep inside me
My broken heart again

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M.J. Gibbs

The darkness Inside Me

I feel the light’s gone out inside me
The candle flame extinguished
The heart ripped apart
I need to know
That you still care for me
I need to speak out
The truth of what happened to me
I was used

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M.J. Gibbs

My Best Friend

I like the funny way she talks
With her tongue slipping out
Her eyes confide in me
We laugh and whisper in the night
Telling all
My best friend knows me
She likes me the way I am
Like true sisters

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M.J. Gibbs

Moving Away

Everything’s changed
Empty inside
An ocean without a wave
A bird without its wings
She’s gone
And I miss her
We used to talk together
Talk about our problems

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Inspired?

Here are a few exercises to help get that creative brain working in the right direction for creative writting. See how you go, there are no right or wrong answers here. I would love to see what you can come up with!

Exercise One

  1.  Choose a picture, photo or postcard.
  2.  Write 6 words associated with this picture
  3.  Add colour and smell to the words.
  4. Read aloud your ideas. Brainstorm with a friend.
  5. Swap ideas and use the best response to start your poem.
  6. Have a go at writing a short poem (8 lines) with the picture image as the final line.

Exercise Two

  1. Cut out magazine/ newspaper headlines
    Arrange and cut up words
  2. Cut up the middle of a word and add to beginning
  3. Choose one letter eg M, Now write a poem with M in the title

Have fun and see where it takes you!

Posts From Voice Male - Poetry Club for Boys

M.J. Gibbs

My Tennis Life (For Kristian)

Looking out the window seeing the balls fly high
soaring like a bird into the blue, clear sky
The game is in my heart every hit,
whack! and serve
scoring to a glorious win
the slam , game set, I deserve
Tennis – it means the world to me
my passion, speed and might
controlling the dashing ball

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M.J. Gibbs

The Tree

My earth bound roots supported my thrust into the sky;
There I stood majestic til the forester came by.
His arm with lethal weapon brought me crashing down,
To cut me up and shape me for planks to grace the town
This might of forest beauty now holds their garden beds,

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M.J. Gibbs

My Sanctuary – The Garden

There’s a place of quiet beauty
fragrant and so green
it’s my ever growing garden
spectacular view and scene

A place where time stands still
of mauve and red and white
leaves uncurling, daisies winking
palms dancing in the light
The garden is a treasure trovel

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