Hi my name is Riquetta but everybody calls me 'Shia' or 'Rere.' I'm 19 years old and I attend Fayetteville Technical Community College. I've been writing poems since I was 17. I read most of the famous poets poems like Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickerson, Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Khalil Gibran, Langston Huges, Maya Angelou, and my most favorite poet Walt Whitman. I read most of his work and loved it. Thats the reason why I write a free verse poem because of Mr. Whitman. He is my inspiration of my work.


Riquetta Elliott Poems

' I Stand With Confidence '

People treat me like dirt with
Judged envy, but I stand
With confidence.
People called my beauty... more »

' Why My Room Can'T Be A Garden '

Why my bed can't be a
Laying green or red shape
Beauty?... more »

' He's In My Dream '

I am covered in heavy cloth
In peace.
I closed my eyes and
Visioned a friend as in... more »

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Comments about Riquetta Elliott

Lanard Boyd 23 Jul 2009 11:44
Lil Sis this poem is very interesting and sweet. You are the greatest poet ever! ! !
Jeannie Ann Clark 28 Jan 2008 11:18
You asked on your comment about my poem 'A Poem I Could Not See', 'what are you trying to say in this message? '...Explanation: .I read a poem that was dedicated to me by a poet on poemhunter...the poem made no sense and I did not know if the writer was being kind or critical... (my poem referred to his words being 'up and down' and confusing) Turns out he was being kind but I had already written this poem to express my feelings about the writer's 'dedicated' poem to me. I ended up just posting it as one of my poems. Thank you for asking! Yes, I read 2 of your poems, others soon! Thank you for your comments and being truthful! Keep writing, Jeannie