Poems by Tucker

My son Tucker (14) has been writing a series of poems as part of a school assignment. I just thought I would share a few of them with you. I felt that they were very interesting/moving/telling and wise. You might enjoy them too.

Pain and Love
Tucker J. Collins

Once upon a year ago,
Terrible news struck my ears.
Time began to pain and slow.
Stabbed by words like pointy spears.

A dreadful misfortune struck.
A growth too much to handle.
All depending on pure luck.
Life dwindling, like a candle.

Now a year has timely passed.
I’ve learned new lessons that show
Pain and love can be amassed
By the friends who come and go.

Dedicated to my mother who has helped me to grow and become the person who I am today. It is also dedicated to all the people who’ve helped my family and I get through these times of sorrow.

What Am I?
Tucker J. Collins

As I whiz threw the air,
I have but one small care.
My quest’s goal is to roam
And to return to my home.

Once a weapon, now toy.
From one’s hand I deploy
Maori hunter’s tool,
Child’s toy that is cool.

Unlike sticks, I come back.
Rough outside, I do lack.
Cutting air, like a fang,
I am a boomerang!

Dedicated to Ruthie and Gina who keep
coming back, no matter what.

Sudden Revelation
Tucker J. Collins

Revealing the
Entrance and its
View I quickly
Entered a great
Land of sight and truth.
Allowed by a
Only revealed by my mind’s

Dedicated to those who have had their eyes opened to the truth

Pangram Phight
Tucker J. Collins

Hello, azure eyed Tiger,
Who lives in the Jade Green Forest,
Where You buy Your pick of Monkeys
And his queer, onyx Cousins.

Great Panthera Onca
With Your melanistic pigmentation,
Fading at the Black Zenith,
Jaguar Queen, you vexed me.

Blood filled Cousins, Kindred Enemies
Pumped with Grave Hatred
We quarreled and jousted
Expecting yelps and a haze of pain.

By Inhuman Blood we duel,
Lethal Fangs pierce quickly,
But not at all in vain for
Slit Jugulars zero My Life next.

Dedicated to Clayton, who is
A little Tiger inside.

27 Responses to “Poems by Tucker”

  1. Carolyn says:

    Wow. Your 14-year-old is one profoundly deep soul. Amazing stuff. You should be incredibly proud (as I’m sure you are).

  2. Renee Khan says:

    Tucker and Andrea.

    Once upon a year ago…..

    Brilliant. Your poem is a wonderful testament to you and your Mom.

    I know that this is about your wonderful mind Tucker, but if an older lady can say so. Holy crap are you ever gorgeous.

    Would it be okay if I copied your poem and shared it with other people on my blog. Of course it would be written by Tucker J. Collins.

    Andrea, hope you are doing okay.

    Love Renee

  3. Gosh, Tucker has inherited your way with words. I was sent here by laughingaloneinthedark.blogspot.com in case you haven’t seen what she’s written. Best wishes to you x

  4. ciara says:

    you’re son is very talented. i’m gonna peruse your blog a bit 🙂

  5. Kaycie says:

    I came over from Carolyn’s.

    Wonderful poems. I have a boy who is fourteen. Mine has those dark brown eyes and long brown hair, too. Aren’t they wonderful?

    Sending you warm wishes.

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  7. Karen says:

    Beautifully written, Tucker

  8. Patricia Webster says:

    Unbelievable…are you sure he is only 14????

  9. Julie says:

    Tucker – you are such an incredibly talented young man! I’m sure your Mom is proud beyond comprehension.

  10. ruthie says:

    you rock! i feel proud to be a boomerang. 😉

  11. Donna Arnold says:

    Tucker & Andrea:
    What brilliant writing….he is much wise beyond his years. He will be a famous published author one day!!!
    Tucker, you share some amazing insight, significant emotional growth, and you open yourself up so well with writing….and yes, you are a gorgeous person….inside and out!!!
    Forward, young soldier!!!! Hugs and love to you both!!! Donna in SC

  12. jenni bender says:

    tucker they are great!!!!!
    i loved them all.


  13. gj Iceland says:

    It is beautifull.

  14. Wendy says:

    Tucker, You are a very talented, deep thinking young man. Thank you for sharing yourself and your mom with us. – Wendy

  15. Linda Conley Soffer says:


  16. Just fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. The poems and the dedications. Wonderful.

  17. Kiki says:

    Wow..just wow…amazing

  18. Toni G says:

    Tucker…………your future is solidly imprinted in the past and the present. Your ability to observe and reflect shall serve you well as you create your own memories and world beyond now. St. Joe’s is in for a treat.

  19. Pamela says:

    Thank you for allowing your mom to share your poems, and your heart with us! You and your family have an amazingly large network of prayer partners, and support system which I am honored to be a part of!
    Blessings to you from another mom with 6 incredible kids,

  20. Denise in Ontario says:

    Very very good. I write poetry too, but it ain’t that good!! And what a handsome boy – the shine in his hair matching the light in his eyes is stunning!! I bet the girls just swoon.

  21. joshua says:

    yeah tuck. if you want to keep it up you should join us over at The Sieve and the Sand. we try to post something every day, although you know how that goes.

  22. joshua says:

    yeah tuck. if you want to keep it up you should join us over at http://sieveandsand.wordpress.com we try to post something every day, although you know how that goes.

  23. Patricia Webster says:

    Just did my daily vote thing for you…you’re up to 34% today and in 1st place. Guess alot of us are voting.

  24. Tucker says:

    hey Joshua,
    I checked out the Sieve and the Sand,
    but I don’t know where to join as you said
    I should.
    Thank you every one for your support and encouragement.
    I shall post another poem soon.

  25. Kelly says:

    Tuck, your mom wanted me to read these, to which I abstained till the appropriate time. Wisely so cause I cried. Not like a little girl mind you, they were tears of pride. Some day we should go get tigers tattooed on us together. I’ll save a little room just in case.

  26. Jeannie says:

    You are so talented!!! You take my breath away. You exude mother’s eloquence. I want so badly to make contact with you guys somehow. I am just learning of all of this now (yesterday to be exact) and I am in complete shock. I wish I were there with and for you guys through all of this. I miss you all terribly! (267-312-6094 cell)

  27. Jeanette Broc says:

    Tucker, I love to write also, it will help in more ways then you can imagine. Keep your head up high. And you can do anything that you put your mind to. You are a great Kid, you Mother was a Great Teacher.
    God Bless you.
    Tony’s Mom, from you Meredith School.