Blues Poem



Poetry Description:



 A blues poem is similar to a blues song. It is a poem that rhymes in a specific pattern, and expresses despair, disappointment, or depression.

 

Applications for History Class:

            A Blues Poem can be used to show the problems that many people encountered during history. It can be performed as a song.

 

Directions:

            Write a poem that expresses despair, disappointment, or depression (sometimes with a touch of humor. This poem has three lines. 
The first line states the situation and creates the rhyme. The second line is a copy of the first line. The third line is a new line, but contains the same end rhyme. This poem should have at least three stanzas. All the stanzas work together to create one poem (or blues song).

 

Sample: 


 

My pharaoh raised my taxes and now I'm feeling bad,

My pharaoh raised my taxes and now I'm feeling bad,

But if I donŐt pay it, the pharaoh will be mad.

I farmed my land and grew my grain,

I farmed my land and grew my grain,

If I donŐt give it to the pharaoh, I will be in pain.

The Nile flows by and I work all day,

The Nile flows by and I work all day,

Why does the pharaoh take my grain away?