The idea for this actually came to me while I was cleaning out one day. As a kid, I was a huge enviromentalist. I was gonna grow up to save the rainforest, take care of animals and make special breeding programs for endangered ones. I was gonna do it all and more, and no one could stop me, because I loved nature so much. The Lorax was never my favorite book. In fact, the hopelessness of it kinda depressed me, but I understood the message, and even planted a few trees of my own. I grew up, and my enthusiasm for such things waned, as other things began to take priority in my life. I began to understand why the environment is headed the way it is, and realise there's no going back, not for us. The Lorax is dying, and I can do nothing but try to make his passing a bit more comfortable.
Text, just in case you can't read it (which you probably can't, because I had to write really small):
Writing words before you say them only makes them rhyme, And it's childish and unnatural to write your words in lines Because who knows what I'll say when you can't answer my reply, Maybe it's just a case of writer's block that leaves you hanging dry.
There's no point in last goodbyes because they take up time And bore me sick, double quick, but you don't see the signs. Please, just stop, it's too much to take without that little white lying, Excuse my frown but it's not fake and my cheeks ache from smiling.
Don't make this like a TV show that's been replayed too much, Or tell it like you're new to love and spark everytime we touch, We both grew out of that, grew up, and now all that remains Are ripped-out pages and empty spaces that our love used to stain.
So. My first visual poem thing, though it isn't really a visual poem, I just ripped up some pages and made up a poem which I wrote next to it. Sorry it's kinda illegible by the way. I had to write really small otherwise it wouldn't have fitted across, because some of the lines were quite long.
I was thinking about how Shakespeare sometimes makes his characters write in verse rather than prose to make the text sound unnatural or rehearsed, or like they're lying.
I also ruined one of my notebooks, ripping all those bloody pages.