The $2 BillAs a young boy, I did not know the troublesThat came with losing a tooth.It was filled with pain and agony,Which everyone knows is the truth.We were sitting at home,When the time came.The chomper fell onto the ground, And it was mine to claim.My mother grabbed the Kodak,With a big grin on her face. The bright light made me blink,Which made it hard to go up the staircase,After the teasing had stopped,I headed to bed that night, Hopeful for a surprise the next day. When I woke up, I caught something in my sight.It was green and felt like paper, which I thought was odd.So I pulled it out,And on it was Thomas Jefferson,Which made me shout.This was something that I will remember for the rest of my life and I think that it is something that everyone can relate to, because in some point in everyone’slife they have all lost a tooth for the first time. The second to last stanza is probably
what a lot of people were thinking the first time they lost a tooth,so those words that I used there would bring back memories from their childhood as well.What jumped out at me from Seamus work was how detailed his poems were and how understandable they were as well. He used some words that were difficult to understand,but the surrounding text cleared the confusion up for me. I think that detail that Seamus used was important for me to use into my poem as well. I noticed that all of his poems aren’t exactly the same, there is always some different kind of variation to each of them. Seamus showed me how a large story can be shrunken down into a small poem and still get the same message across.