I do not like poetry at all. I can not write poetry and especially do not like reading it. When we read poems in class, I did not get the meaning at first. The thing I do not like about poems the most is trying to find the theme/meaning. Each person perceives the poem differently and that makes it difficult and understanding the meaning behind the poem. I didn’t like any of the poems in class for that reason. For example, we read Eldorado in class. It made no sense at all. Then we had to interpret the meaning of what we thought the poem meant. Everyone had different ideas that we discussed to try and find the theme. I had no clue what the theme was because I do not read poetry a lot. Once the entire class went over the theme, the poem made more sense. It gave the words a deeper meaning after knowing what the theme was supposed to be. Having to do that every time we read a poem just to understand it is the reason I have no interest in poetry. I am not good with poetry and writing it is even harder. Trying to come up with things that make sense is not for me. My poem is about a boy who has something wrong with him and he barely moves. He becomes depressed and he can’t take it any longer. I have absolutely no clue how this poem came about. I’ve been trying to come up with something for so long and this is the only poem that made any sense when it was written out. I did not mean it for it to be so grim, but that’s how it turned out to be. He is stuck in his mind all day and can not escape. The family knows he is getting worse and worse but there is nothing they can do to help him. He finally has enough and decides to jump from his window. I was watching Law and Order and I think the messed up people had an influence while I was writing this.