Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Day 20 ~ 5W’s Poem

Y’all are doing great!! Today we will do a favorite of mine – simple, direct, and very useful.

The 5 W's Poem

This is an obvious poem. It can be sweet, silly, romantic, or serious, etc., depending on how you respond on each line. Since you are basically just answering questions, it’s a very simple poem to start out with.


This poem answers the 5 W’s: Who, What, Where, When & Why.

The only question of this nature that it does not address is “How.”


These poems have no need to rhyme, nor are the lines any particular length, meter, or subject. So, it’s a pretty simple poetry form to follow:


Line 1: Who (or what) is the poem about? 
Line 2: What action is happening? 
Line 3: Where does the action take place? 
Line 4: When does the action take place? 
Line 5: Why does this action happen?


There is no need for a title to this poem because the first line tells what it is about and serves as the title as well as part of the poem:




A certain 17-year old I know
Questions everything.
At home, at school, at church,
when he doesn't understand.
Because that's what people do who want to change the world.

                    © 2016 Stacy Johnson



  My children
                      Laughing, wrestling, creating
                      Tumble through the living room
                      Every day after school
                      Because they feel safe and loved

                                                                  © 2017 Kaci Carlson




Our loving Heavenly Father
Prepared a plan of Happiness,
In the heavens,
Before the world was,
So we could return and live with Him.

                   © 2014 Stephanie Abney


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1 comment:

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Here are my poems: