Good day, Bessemer City Middle School. This is Ms. Heard with a few words of wisdom.
Each time you listen to words set to music - whether that music is country, rock, rap, or opera - you are listening to the words of a poet. Poems express emotions like love, sadness, wonder, and longing, and are a means of expression and self-discovery, a way human beings share feelings and experiences.
Poet Robert Frost once wrote:
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
When our emotions and thoughts find one another and are condensed into words chosen for their sound, rhyme, or rhythm, the result is poetry. Reading, writing, and sharing poetry can help us discover what makes each of us unique.
This week is Young People's Poetry Week. Find time to reflect on what matters most to you - what you value above anything else - and then commit your thoughts to paper by writing a poem. You may just discover something about yourself you never knew before.
With something to think about, this is Ms. Heard. Make it a great day or not. the choice is yours.