Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Preston Wilkin Poem

The process in writing this poem was pretty simple. It took me about 45 minutes to write the whole thing. How I wrote it was that I would come up with a sentence that I liked and wanted to use. Next I would find a word to rhyme with the line above and the create a sentence to match the idea of the stanza and the line above, and so on and so forth.  In this poem i was trying to portray the feelings Philippe had about the walk and his preparations to cross the towers. In the end this is what I came up with.

Up in the Sky
By: Preston Wilkin

Up in the sky
Stood a tower so high
And a little away 
Stood its twin clear as day

The towers great height
Gave some men a fright
But one had a dream 
To cross on a wire not a beam

He prepared for years
Through blood sweat and tears
To cross on a cable
When he thought he wasn't able

And when the day came
He had no fear and no shame
To dance on the cable
simply because he was able.

Up in the sky
Between the towers so high
A man's dream was for filled
And left the whole world thrilled


  1. This is a very well thought out poem. The flow of the poem is great, if I had not watched the documentary I still would have understood your poem because of how detailed it is. This is a wonderful poem, good job!

  2. I think that the poem is very creative, and taking the time to make things rhyme showed that you were committed. I think that the process you took to create the poem helped make the poem rhyme. Overall, it was a very nice poem.

  3. My Poem tool about the same amount of time too. I just took the facts that were given in the youtube clip and pieced it together. However I did not actually didn't rhyme my poem. I like the progression of your poem how it goes from the towers to the mans dream to cross the towers.

  4. Hey Preston, I really enjoyed reading your poem! It's very catchy and also think it's very creative! When the poems rhyme, I believe the readers are more drawn in! Nice job!!


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