Thursday, April 22, 2021

Day 22 “All About Me” Poem for “30 Poems in 30 Days” for #NationalPoetryMonth
Here’s a fun little poem I think you will enjoy – I do believe poetry comes from the heart – but there is more than one way to reach into your heart. Questioning is always helpful in finding things out. Sometimes, when we answer questions, we find things out about ourselves we had not given much thought to before. So, this poem is called "All About Me" ~ just answer the questions and voila’ ~ you've created a poem!! Pretty cool and tonz’ of fun, especially with kids.

The “All About Me” poem can be deep and insightful or fun and silly. You can do it over and over, answering the questions from a different perspective. Enjoy!!
It’s super easy because there is an online “Autobiographical Portrait Poem Generator” for this type of poem – quick and easy!! I’ll give you the link after you read about it.

Typically, it goes like this:

Write your first name ...
Write four words about you... (Capitalize the first letter of the first word). (Put a period after the last word).
Sister of ... list your sibling’s name(s). (If you don't have brothers or sisters, write no one.)
Lover of ... three things you love,
Who feels ... three things and how you feel about them,
Who needs ... three things you need,
Who gives ... three things you give others,
Who fears ... three things that scare you,
Who would like to see ... three things you want to see,
Resident of ... the city you live in, then your street name, (Put a period at the end of this line).
[OR wherever you want to say – I usually say resident of the universe just because I get tired of my info being out there so much, even though I know someone can find plenty about me if they wanted to, but why make it easy all the time?]
Write your last name ...

Here’s mine (I made a new one this year – I’ve done a few in the past. I have answered the questions pretty closely for the sake of making an “example” poem).


Creative, supportive, optimistic, spiritual.
Sister of Camille.
Lover of life, family, and country.
Who feels happy when surrounded by grandkids, blessed beyond measure, and grateful to have lived so long.
Who needs understanding, time, and lots of books!
Who gives encouragement, insight, and love.
Who fears not finishing the important things, like writing my life story, but fears little else because of the Lord's comfort and promises.
Who would like to see everyone get along, my grandchildren grow up happy, and Austria . . . one of these days.
Resident of the universe.
                   © 2021 Stephanie Abney

OK so here is an Instant Poetry Creator for this poem ~ just answer the questions and then “click” and it writes your poem for you which you can then copy and paste (or tweak a bit if you wish) HERE IS THE LINK: Autobiographical Portrait Poem Generator ~ ALSO note: at this site - there are TWO different fill in the blanks poetry generators - one for he's and one for she's so use the correct one. Cheers!! Have fun!!

PLEASE REMEMBER ~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright to them as soon as they post them. Thanks so much!

Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or your FB wall or wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work and the creative work of others.


Unknown said...

Day 22-“All About Me” Poem

Faithful, true, loving, and joyful.
Sister of Dolly, David, Valerie, and Jamie as well as Steven, Karen, Kathy, Kris, Karleen, and Patty.
Lover of Peter, libraries, and the Lord
Who feels sorry for mistakes, happy for family, joyful in the Gospel
Who needs love in return, the feel of the sun on her face, and to see kindness in the world.
Who gives her heart fully, love to all, and understanding
Who fear not being enough, not doing enough, and not loving enough
Who would love to see more of the world and true love for all
Resident of this beautiful world

Heidi L. Murphy said...

So here's my offering for the day. Sorry it's so late. Stuff to do.