Students are required to write three different type of poems such as the Found poetry, Photography poetry, and the Metaphor poetry. The poems can be written in any perspective reflected on any books that students had read. Here is my Photography poetry that was written in a perspective of a seed growing at the dump. I was inspired by this lovely picture of a poor little boy scavenge at the River of the Victory dump which best known as the largest municipal dump in Phnom Penh.
I’ll grow out of anger,
I’ll grow out of fear,
I’ll grow out of where YOU, people called dump,
To prove you I’m massive.
I water myself,
Night and morning with my tears,
And I grow both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.
You once called me a groundless seed,
You trapped me miserably,
But you never knew that this browny-little seed,
Seeks its own nutrition, out of this toxicity.
And now, maybe I’m not a beautiful tree.
But, I’m not alone.
Thanks to this municipality, or this yard, or this large, awful, stingy, rubbish, landscape.
You gave me the moon, the star, the sun, the cloud, and you proved to me that I’m no longer the unwanted seed.