Comments about Jessi Odom
My Poetry Thing
I told my mom I need a 'thing', you know like what other people have.
A thing with singing and a thing with drawing to make a name and a path.
She told me my 'thing' I had was writing poetry.
'But everyone does that, it's no thing', I tried to get her to see.
'Half the kids in my school can rhyme that's all it really is',
Then she went all serious and looked at me and said:
'Poetry is not just rhyming it's more complex you know,
It's a way of talking to the world and letting your thoug