Read Instructions Read a Sample Poem Download Activity

Fill in the blanks at the bottom of the page to create your own poem. Once you are done, you will be able to print and email your poem.

Everything in the box below can be changed. Feel free to add lines, remove lines, or change words to fit your purpose. Simply highlight and delete the blank lines and the suggestions in parentheses, as you go.

Make sure you print or email your poem to yourself - Pongo doesn't save your work!

by Paul

I can be a super ball
Strong, resilient, I bounce from the earth to the sky
Ready to face the next obstacle

I can be a rubber band
Flexible, yet will snap, if pulled too hard

I can be a river rock
Rounded and smooth
Only slowly do I break down

I can be soft sand
Gentle to hands, sifted by waves
A bed for gems and bare feet

I can be a gemstone
Richest of quality, tough enough to cut through glass
Or to scratch the face of a penny
Chiseled down to catch light
Dazzling, bling, bling for the eye
Will not wear thin
For centuries to come
Write or Edit Poem Preview and Print Poem Email and or Submit


We're glad you made it this far with your writing.
If you're done with this poem, you have some options...

My address is:

The addresses are: (separate multiple addresses with commas)

Enter your email address:



Male Female Don't wish to say *



  1. I understand that Pongo will not use my real name and will protect the privacy of anyone mentioned in my poem.
  2. I understand that Pongo will not pay me for my writing. (If money is given to Pongo, Pongo will use it to provide free poetry books and programs to teens.)
  3. This is my own original poem.
  4. I understand that Pongo's goal is to help me express myself!

Your Poem Was Sent

We hope you'll keep writing, and keep writing from the heart!
Would you answer a few quick questions before you go?

Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
A lot Some A little None


Wish Poem #1
Lessons Of Courage And Fear
Love, Sometimes

This poem was created on the web site!