Today in Creative Writing, we started the poetry unit. And we discussed how poetry doesn't have to "look like" poetry. It doesn't have to have a specific rhyme scheme, doesn't have to have a rigid format. But it does have to come from the heart. It has to be honest. And meaningful.
Then, I showed the students this off-beat example of what poetry could look like. It's quirky. It's set to music. It rhymes sometimes, but other times, it doesn't.
But it's poetic and lovely and honest, with lots of heart: