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So much depends upon…

My orange juice

So much depends upon

my orange juice,

my Simply Orange orange juice

that wakes me in the morning

with a burst of citrus.

So refreshing!


My mouthguard

So much depends upon

my mouthguard.

Without it I grit and grind

and go out of my mind

with headaches unbearable

and a jaw that is tightened

that makes me quite frightened.


Acrostic Poem





 The Shark

I am the shark…

the terror of the sea.

I am one of the fastest and fiercest fish.

My body is wider in the middle

with pointed ends.

My teeth are sharp and up to three inches long.

I swim mainly along coasts and around reefs.

I live in tropical and subtropical seas.

I feed on fish, marine birds and dead whales.

I have a good sense of smell.

I have a special sensory system on my snout

that helps me detect my prey by the

vibrations it emits.

I can grow up to sixty-five feet long

and weigh up to twelve tons.

I am the shark…

the terror of the sea.

(Information from the book, Animals of the Ocean by Isabel Fonte)









 Free Verse

This poem was inspired by a dolphin cruise I went on with my family during the summer of 2007.  We loaded the Voyager II at Calabash, North Carolina.  The cruise wasn’t quite what I expected it to be.  I thought it would be enjoyable and we would see lots of dolphins but that didn’t happen.  Instead, the boat began rocking and I began feeling sick.  My husband said, “Keep your eyes on the horizon.”  I think the only thing that saved me was sticking my head in the ice chest.  We made it back and I can honestly say it was an adventure I would not want to take again.












  1. Mmm…simply orange is definitely the best oj out there 🙂

    Comment by cjrivers — September 16, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

  2. I took a picture of my simply orange too!

    Comment by kellybeckley — September 16, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

  3. I like the phrase “citrus burst.” In the mouthguard poem you managed to effectively incorporate rhyme! 🙂

    Comment by fryeem — September 23, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

  4. I love the hershey kiss concrete poem, how creative! Such a tiny little poem that is so powerful. You really made me want some chocolate when reading this one. I like how it rhymes, I am a rhymer myself 🙂

    Comment by looperae — September 29, 2008 @ 2:51 am

  5. I love your I Am poem. Especially the line, I have a special sensory system on my snout that helps me detect my prey by the vibrations it emits. Your word choice really creates a vivid image in the reader’s mind and shows thoughtful planning. I also like how you describe the shark as the terror of the sea. I am sure so many animals have that interpretation of the shark.

    Comment by Sarah — October 5, 2008 @ 7:51 pm

  6. I love, love, love your toaster poem! I love how it doesn’t read like the typical acrostic poem, but instead reads like a free-verse poem. Very creative! And of course I like to kiss poem a lot, too!

    Comment by kellybeckley — October 7, 2008 @ 1:38 am

  7. Where did you get that found poem? I think one of my students created that…or something just like it!

    Comment by hannah — January 27, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

  8. This poem is an original. It was written while in graduate school.

    Comment by dt78830 — February 9, 2015 @ 4:30 am

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