Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cameron Watson Writing Post 1

     This writing process was easier than I had imagined.  I thought that it was going to be difficult to put what I was thinking into words and then to paper.  Turns out the words just came to me and hopefully you guys enjoy it.  My revision choices had a lot to do with the diction along with lines and enjambments.  I threw in a metaphor along with an alliteration and finished with somewhat of a rhyme.  I finally moved my poem to the from the middle to the left.  Thanks for taking the time to read it, enjoy!

The Man Who Touched the Clouds

From Paris to America
Captivated by the elegant city of New York
Looking up at his calling, his destiny  
The ugly but breath-taking twin towers

1,360 feet above the ground
Confederates posing as delivery men
Slowly but surely making their way to the top
Soon they would be on the roof, preparing

Preparing for something never attempted
Looking down at the tiny figures that are people
Then across to the opposing tower
 Phillipe Petit would make history

Petit anxious but excited
Bothered but blown away  
Having cold feet but eventually becoming cool, calm, and collected
 Walked on a tight rope back and forth the World Trade 8 times

 Facing charges that would soon be dropped
Wondering was it worth it
Knowing that the man who touched the clouds
Would be a someone people would never forget  

1 comment:

  1. Hey Cameron! First of all I want to say that I like your choice of title, it gives a nice outlook of what I'm going to be reading, I also liked how you tied the title into your poem at the very last stanza third line down. While reading your poem I noticed that you added repetition at the last word in the second stanza connecting it to the first word of the third stanza, it creates a nice flow. I enjoyed reading your poem!


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