When I got home from camp today,
My parents almost died.
They asked me how I got this way,
And here's what I replied:
About Richard Thomas
After discharge from the army, I became a high school business teacher and coached several sports in a small town in Southern Pennsylvania. Years later I switched to teaching in the middle school and discovered that almost all of the poems in the reading textbooks were free verse. As a boy, I'd been fascinated by the rhymes and rhythmic cadences of Poe, Kipling, Whittier, etc., so I began to write my own rhymed, metered poems for my classes.
Years later after retirement, I discovered several poetry-sharing web sites and began to write poems for adults. All of my poems are rhymed and metered--usually iambic or anapest, my favorite.
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A Humorous Tale Of Attending Summer Camp
When I got home from camp today,Featured Shared Story
It is really a beautiful poem which blends childhood imagination, narration, and joyful experiences.
"It is some terrific summer camp,
The coolest one around."
Fun Poem About Mixed Feelings For An Older Brother
Of all the burdens I must bear,
My brother's number one.
Our parents really messed up there.
They've raised an awful son.Featured Shared Story
A beautiful poem with childhood memories, both positive and negative. The experience of many younger brothers, I guess.
Lying In Bed Waiting To Fall Asleep
At night the sun lies down for sleep
And crickets sing a tune.
The bullfrogs croak and creatures creep
Beneath the watching moon.Featured Shared Story
The poem clearly depicts a child's thoughts at night. Regular rhythm and rhyme reflect the rhythm of sounds of nature as well as the other rhythmical sounds coming from the surrounding.