|Photo by Jenny Brock|
There's nothing like sitting with preschool and elementary school students, reading poetry to them, and chatting about writing. Many thanks to Abington Christian Academy in Northeast Pennsylvania for inviting me to their 100th Day Event. Several others from our community also came and shared their expertise.
Today I read a few poems I've written along the way. If you're young at heart, you might enjoy them, too.
Mazes in my hair
Brush it! Comb it!
Tug of war - OW!
"Could I please do it later
Instead of just now?"
Bottle of detangler
Sprayed on all my spots
Brush it! Comb it!
Snarls start of move
Tug of war's over
They never left my side.
As Mom and I went shopping,
They tried to hurt my pride.
I hiccuped by the broccoli
And near the peanut butter.
No matter how I tried to stop,
Those hiccups made me stutter.
I visited the drinking fountain,
Held my breath, and counted.
And very much undaunted.
And so I brought my hiccups home.
My insides felt so shaken.
I promise you - This was no joke.
I really wasn't fakin'!
So if the hiccups find you
When you go into the store,
I'll meet you by the broccoli.
Let's keep score.
Gather up towels, swim suit, and sneaks.
Zip up my sleeping bag. Roll it up neat.
Laundry bag, camera, flashlight, and jacket -
Scramble to pack it - Ricochet racket!
Voices echo, "See you next year.
Please write soon. Don't forget your gear."
Hiking, campfires . . . Wish I could stay . . .
Home for Mom's supper. Yum. What a treat.
Finally, the favorites I love to eat.
A bath tonight? Okay. Feels warm and good.
Bedtime already? I'll go when I should.
Snuggled 'neath my covers like a bird in its nest . . .
Camp was fun, but home's the best!
down the street
*Photos from bing.com/images
I like your poems, Sarah! Can I share your Treacherous Ride bicycle poem on our Action Sports Facebook page? :-)ReplyDelete
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