Jose Paulo Tolentino
Seven months felt like seven year
And now I face my greatest fear
Why before I could never wait
but now I know the heavy weight.
In a strange world, a mad city,
it is tough to be an adult
you take responsibility
to bear frustration and insult
There are days I would like to die
life is not pretty as it seem
Leave this and what do I redeem?
Many I have learned is just a lie
they say I should create a goal
Love and life is what you make it
but somehow it just could not fit
all I have is a hollow soul
From here I don't know where to go
being an adult, now I know.
Ivan eris abadilla
Elements of poetry on the poem:
= the author is the speaker in the poem.
= repetition of the same sound in different words.
=sounds agree, they’re pleasant to ear.
=in the poem, the 1st stanza consist of aabb, 2nd is abab, 3rd- abba, and the 4th for abba, 3. Stanzas
= the poem here consists 4 stanzas and
1couplets (short stanza).
4. This poem has rhythm too.
About the author:
Jose Paulo Tolentino, based on the internet, he is a 21 years old student who was studying at the Rizal technological university (Mandaluyong City), taking up Business Management. He likes “surfing the internet, reading books and trying out new things”. * Information (source)
* Google (the information was posted 20 oct, 2004
Abadilla, ivan eris i.