At the skateboard park,
the local teens practice skills.
Many ups and downs
may result in sudden spills,
but the best keep rolling on.
This skateboard park is located in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
This poem is a 5-7-5-7-7 Poem.
It is a 5 line poem that has the syllable count of the numbers in the format’s name. This is not a Tanka because it contains rhyme, alliteration, punctuation, and a gerund (ing-word), all of which disqualify is from the Japanese format. So it is a very American structure that mimics the Japanese structure only.
This picture was taken by the author himself on March 10, 2016.