Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday: Sonnets From An 8th Grade Super Dork

Today's RTW topic: Writing from our youth.

Okay. So, if you want to get all technical with me, I'm still kind of a youth. I mean, high school wasn't that long ago for me. So, for today's post, I thought I'd dig a tiny bit deeper. I was hoping to find bits of my first novel - a horrid rip off of Harry Potter and Sabrina the Teenage Witch wrapped up in one mess known as THE WARNING OF THE SCARLET MOON. Give me a break, okay? I was eleven!

Sadly, I couldn't find any of my old fiction. But I DID locate this old sonnet from my 8th grade English class. It made me love sonnets. I still love the structure and write them from time to time. But this was my first, and it was inspired by the season one finale of THE OC. So .... yeah. Here we go.




PUBLIC ISOLATION
A Sonnet by Kody Keplinger


She watches the car slowly slip away
Driving him away from her forever
They parted ways without a word to say
Only a gentle whisper of "never."
A lowering sun lights a golden sky
In this moment that is so bittersweet
She watches and whispers a soft, "goodbye"
Hoping they are destined to again meet.
Again she was held in isolation
Though no one would ever leave her alone
But no cause was there for celebration
He was the only love she'd ever known.
Forever surrounded by shallow souls
It is there that her endless anguish grows.


Yep. Laugh it up. Poetry inspired by Mischa Barton. I was 13, so give me a break. But hey. It did spawn a love of poetry!
So what did you write as a kid? Tell me about it!

30 comments:

Kate Hart said...

"Poetry inspired by Mischa Barton." ROFL. Love it!

Lee Bross said...

OMG I cannot even remember being eleven! But your still a kid and are rocking it now! Go you!!!

You'll look back when your 40 and think, damn, I wrote good!

Michelle Schusterman said...

I want to read some of the HP/Sabrina piece!!

Amanda Hannah said...

I second Michelle's comment! Find the Scarlet Moon!!
And I found your sonnet rather lovely. It makes me want to watch the OC just to see this heartbreak unfold.

Rachel (_rachelsimon) said...

I love The O.C. (and Gossip Girl), so naturally as a "kid" I wrote fan fiction. And some dark short stories that got published. Which often makes me think about writing more dark stuff. :-P

I also third Michelle's comment--I want to see some of the HP/Sabrina story!! Pleaseeeee? ;-)

à la vanille said...

That's actually not that bad, not as bad as the haiku I attempted. :D

Kaitlin Ward said...

lol at Mischa Barton inspiring your poetry.
But I'm pretty sure my poetry at that age was not nearly so good. The Warning of the Scarlet Moon sounds like a best seller ;)

Kristin said...

Awwh. Teh cuteness. :D

Dee said...

My brother, sister, and our two cousins used to collaborate on huge family sagas when we were younger. We would each have two or three characters and have to write several chapters of the story from each of their points of view. Needless to say, we never actually finished one of these. But I loved it!

Kristin Miller said...

hehe, so totally OC.

ElanaJ said...

Ha! I don't write poetry. I don't really like it. And I just started writing two years ago -- and I'm much older than you. ;-) In fact, I pretty much hated English and such in high school and college.

corrinejackson said...

Now, let's see you write a contemporary sonnet about Mischa Barton now. That would be AWESOME!

M.J. Horton said...

Excuse me? This is absolutely adorable!

La-La-La-Laurie said...

Hah! Mine is about One Tree Hill.

Leah Michelle said...

"a horrid rip off of Harry Potter and Sabrina the Teenage Witch"

That...is pure awesomeness!

Joey Malone said...

I wish I could be that "8th grade super dork". I really enjoyed it. I read it three times through. And I'll repeat others in these comments: I would love to see that HP&Sabrina thing.

Rachele Alpine said...

I love that the OC inspired your piece! Ba ha ha ha!

Check out my poem...I posted it on my site. It's full of a lot teen-age angst too!

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