This is great for writing in a second language! I don't know how long you have been speaking and writing English, but it's really awesome that you understand it enough to make slant rhyme (lot/top) as well as regular rhyme.
I will make some edits on English phrases and grammar and I will italicize
the edits, but they are mostly either suggestions or about using periods and commas so do not be discouraged!Phrasing:
You say "Contradiction is part of my last name" and that is a perfect statement, but there is a very similar statement, in American English at least, where people say "middle name" in place of "last name" when talking about something that describes them. So, usually, a person might say "contradiction is my middle name" in place of "contradiction is part of my last name"
"but I have only little":
English speakers would more likely say "but I only have a little
" or "but I have little
"I want to be an extreme, but I’m right in the middle":
This statement is perfect as it is, but something that might sound better (if you don't mind abandoning the rhyme with "little") is:I want to be an extreme,
but I'm right in between. Grammar:
In most English poetry, the grammar is like any other sentence, except it has line-breaks.
I want everything, but I have only little. <---- there would be a period at the end of that
I want to be an extreme, but I’m right in the middle. <---- And a period here.
I am quite a lot.<---- I, personally, would make each "I'm____" a separate line with periods if each
is a complete thought, but it is not necessary.
I’m left, I’m right and I’m right on top.<----period
Contradiction is part of my last name,<-----comma, because the next line starts with "but".
But I’m also pretty much the same.<----period
I have a body, I have a mind,<----comma, because the word "Although" is used like the word
Although it’s a slightly different kind.<--- periodThis is a VERY good poem for a second language. I am in school to be an English Teacher, and you have a very good grasp on different techniques already
I hope to see more posts from you and maybe learn about Dutch poetry!