And since I'm in an introductory poetry class, here's one I had to write in 10 minutes using 8 of the "cool words" that are listed on my home page.
The scintillating stars that I look to each night
Decipher my mood with their curious light
I dare not impede
Just to satisfy my need
To be absorbed by the euphoric feeling that proceeds.
Every time I feel jaded
Or feel faith has faded
My eyes meander along the dark night sky--
It's all too easy to be hypnotized
By a star's ambiance that makes me feel...alive
And yet another from this class:
I never thought I had it in me
To become who I am today
It took me 21 years to finally see
That this is the right way:
Don't ever live your life
Pleasing everyone but you
And less is based on what you say
Than rather what you do.
Time will test your friendships
So please, just keep in mind
That if you should lose your best one
A replacement's hard to find.
I've lived and loved and lost but yet!
There's so much more to come...
And if I've realized this much so far,
I love who I've become.