HUMA318 – Literature Blog #3 – Poetry Blog

For the final Literature blog, I have chosen to look at a Mid Twentieth Century poem by Tupac Shakur and replicate his style to create my own poem of my travels through New York. The poem I looked at for this is Tupac’s “Demise” poem.

In the event of my Demise
when my heart can beat no more
I hope I die for a principle
or a belief that I had lived 4
I will die before my time
Because I feel the shadow’s depth
so much I wanted 2 accomplish
Before I reached my death
I have come 2 grips with the possibility
and wiped the last tear from my eyes
I loved all who were positive
In the event of my Demise!

Just quickly the noticeable features I need to try and replicate are every second line rhymes with each other e.g. No more, Lived 4. He also uses multi-syllable rhymes in different sections of the poem e.g. Shadow’s depth, reached my death.

I wanted to do a short poem about walking about in the rain and getting to go to Central Park on the tour.

The streets are packed with people
clambering to get out of the rain
The streets are so damn busy
It’s driving me insane
I did initially like the commotion
The hustle and bustle of city life
But the hustle and bustle ain’t so fun
When you can’t sleep at night
But the Park is a break from the rush
a gentle resting place
A place where I can relax my mind
Where my mind can get things straight.
And so I enjoy my walk through history
it’s quite interesting, all the sites.
But regardless of how hard we pulled
We just couldn’t take that damn spike.

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