About Tynea Lewis

Tynea Lewis is a former elementary teacher who has had a passion for writing ever since she can remember. She was recognized by the International Literacy Association in 2016 and named a 30 Under 30 honoree for her work with literacy through LitPick Student Book Reviews, an online reading and writing program.

Although she always loved writing, she developed a disdain for poetry in middle school when an English teacher harshly critiqued her piece, but she fell in love with again at the end of high school when she used poetry to express emotions from tragedies and struggles she faced. Her poems have been published online and in devozine, a teen devotional magazine.

She writes to express herself and be an encouragement to others. You can connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @TyneaLewis or on her blog at tynea-lewis.com.

    Poems by Tynea Lewis

  • Her Smile (Pantoum)

    • Published: June 6, 2018
    Pushing The Pain Aside

    in Abuse Poems

    Her smile was visible to all,
    Showing a dark secret
    From an inescapable memory
    Because of the lie she kept telling herself.

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  • Write A Structured Poem

    Structured Poem Forms And Template Examples

    in Teaching Poetry


    Structured poems are poems that provide a specific format to follow. They are perfect for those who need a little more help forming a poem. They can easily be im...

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  • Library Events

    in Poetry Activities


    Libraries are not just places for books. They are also full of exciting events. Check out your local library to see what they are doing to celebrate National Poetry Month.

    If they do not have events scheduled, talk to the director to see if you can help them set up a night where people come to read aloud their favorite poems or poems they’ve written.

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  • Build A Poetry Inspiration Jar

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    Poem ideas can be found anywhere. You just have to be open to their possibility and capture the ideas as they com...

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  • Pictspiration! Try Photo-Inspired Poetry

    Write A Poem Inspired By A Picture

    in Poetry Activities

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Look through your phone, a magazine, or a website to find a picture that inspires you to write. It could be a picture of a landscape, an activity, a building, people, etc.

    Take a moment to observe everything about the picture.

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Collections by Tynea Lewis

Poems About Struggling With Anxiety
  • Public
  • Published 5 days, 15 hours ago

Living Life With Anxiety

Living Life With Anxiety

The struggle with anxiety can be raw, scary, and debilitating. These poems give a glimpse into the difficult struggle.

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  • Poems 10
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 10
Birthday Poems For Fathers - Happy Birthday Wishes
  • Public
  • Published on 01/22/19

Birthday Poems & Wishes For Fathers

Birthday Poems & Wishes For Fathers

Favorite poems for celebrating a father’s birthday. A father does so many things for his children, and his birthday is a great time to tell him how much you love him. Use these poems to express your love to your father and wish him a wonderful year.

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  • Poems 4
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 4
Birthday Poems For Daughters- Happy Birthday Wishes
  • Public
  • Published on 01/22/19

Birthday Poems & Wishes For Daughters

Birthday Poems & Wishes For Daughters

Favorite poems for celebrating a daughter’s birthday. Having a daughter is a special gift, and her birthday is a great time to tell her how much you love her and wish her a wonderful year.

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  • Poems 8
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 8
Birthday Poems For Sons - Happy Birthday Wishes
  • Public
  • Published on 01/22/19

Birthday Poems & Wishes For Sons

Birthday Poems & Wishes For Sons

Favorite poems for celebrating a son’s birthday. Having a son is a special gift, and his birthday is a great time to tell him how much you love him and to wish him a wonderful year.

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  • Poems 5
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 5
Poems Remembering The Birthday Of Loved Ones Who’ve Passed Away
  • Public
  • Published on 01/22/19

Sad Birthday Poems

Sad Birthday Poems

Celebrating the birthday of a loved one who has passed away can be difficult. You want nothing more than for that person to be here with you. Poetry is a great source of comfort during times of grief.

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  • Poems 8
  • Quotes 0
  • Total 8

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