Della Perry

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Key Stage 2 Poet - Poem by Della Perry

Its truth glares from the mirror
Hanging crippled on the wall
I'm not a 'Blake, Eliot or Plath'
Not educated enough to follow that winding path
I'm just a Key Stage 2 Poet.
My silly jottings mean so much to eleven year old philosophers
But not a lot to the more mature generation
Who tend to roll their eyes of disapproval.
Never mind, thought my heart be down-trodden by its failure
It is also uplifted by fragile, wide-eyed, proud children
Who think that I am a thinker too.
A dreamer like them.
My new dream is not to be a famous poet
But to inspire a younger generation
Who will be 'Blake's, Eliot's and Plath's with influence and encouragement.
My ambition is for them to succeed where I could not
To show them the opportunity is there if they want it.

Topic(s) of this poem: advice


Comments about Key Stage 2 Poet by Della Perry

  • Bri Edwards (12/14/2017 8:57:00 PM)


    Della, i'm sure you have improved the lives of many children! MY life also! i AM just a 'kid', after all.

    to MyPoemList. and i found out what Key Stage 2 Poet refers to (in U.K., not U.S.A., as far as i know) . Google is Great.

    bri ;)
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  • Bri Edwards (12/14/2017 8:54:00 PM)


    i'll bet you meant to type though my heart when you typed:

    Never mind, thought my heart be down-trodden by its failure

    a younger generation
    Who will be 'Blake's, Eliot's and Plath's

    i think you mean:

    a younger generation
    Who will be Blakes, Eliots and Plaths...........or 'Blakes, Eliots, and Plaths'......

    :) bri
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (8/31/2015 9:00:00 AM)


    I've already read half of the 30 poems you've posted at PH - - I'm going to read the others a bit later - - and I can say that you're a very good Poet, Della... Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015



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