Free verse: poems that do not rhyme or have a regular meter(rhythmic structure)
This is an example of a free verse poem that I wrote:
He Sits and Watches By: Michelle Watt
He sits and watches, He is on the sidelines of life. Other’s lives flash before his eyes. He could do that, He could go there, And yet he is on the sidelines of life.
He has seen the sun set over the Sahara Desert. He has seen the rain fall in the Amazon. He has seen the Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky. And yet, he is on the sidelines of life.
He has seen the sun set over the Sahara Desert, But he has not felt the gentle caress of her breath as he falls asleep. He has not drunk of her sweet perfume at dawn. He has never heard the endless serenade of the wind while walking her dunes.
He has seen the rain fall in the Amazon, But he has not stood under her canopy, Tilted his head toward the heavens and caught her tears of joy on his face. He has not inhaled the dense bouquet of the decaying foliage. He has not heard the gentle reawakening of her very heartbeat as the rains move on.
He has seen the Northern Lights Dance across the arctic night sky, But he has never felt her turn her back on a harsh, dark night. He has not sipped of her crispness in the short light of the late winter. He has not heard her crunching sound carry for miles with each step he takes.
Because he sits and watches, He is on the sidelines of life.