Riquetta Elliott

Biography of Riquetta Elliott

Hi my name is Riquetta but everybody calls me 'Shia' or 'Rere.' I'm 19 years old and I attend Fayetteville Technical Community College. I've been writing poems since I was 17. I read most of the famous poets poems like Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickerson, Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Khalil Gibran, Langston Huges, Maya Angelou, and my most favorite poet Walt Whitman. I read most of his work and loved it. Thats the reason why I write a free verse poem because of Mr. Whitman. He is my inspiration of my work.

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' He's In My Dream '

I am covered in heavy cloth
In peace.
I closed my eyes and
Visioned a friend as in
My lover.
As I dream in the mind, I dream that
He is with me.
As we were in covers, our bodies
Attach.