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time to eat grandma

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text msg

This short message
touches my mama heart.

And how it delights the teacher
to see a comma
before
Mama.

 

 

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Over at RealToads (on Thursday) Isadora challenged us to take the last text message we received and use it in a poem.

This is not much of a poem and I am very tardy, but I had fun.

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a wannabe rockstar
and
a quiet, tenacious hero
breached conventions
and made you

that sly, cocky glance
and
a silly rebellious heart
defied better judgement
and made me

you (of the scotch-taped heart)
and
me (of the firm resolve)
baffled the odds
across several continents,
flew into giddy life
and made (miraculous) us

 

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Inspired by Toads.

Grade Three

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I am from letters and phonemes and rhymes.
I am from sentences who are still learning
to begin with a capital and end with a full stop.
I am from numbers that fly through the air
performing magic tricks —
multiplying, dividing, sharing.
I am from skinned knees and broken hearts.
I am from snotty noses and big-lipped pouts,
reassuring hugs and stars on the forehead.
I am from Miss Molly Mack, Shumpu and Open Gate.
I am from the place where
“I lost my homework.”
really means
“I climbed a tree instead of doing my sums.”
I am from an enchanted land
called Childhood.

 

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This is for Toads.  “Where do I come from?”
Where are you from?  🙂

Reflecting Glory

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This skin
is thin
and bruises with ease.
These
jars of clay
are brittle
and continually crack.
How strange,
then,
to think that
we are chosen
to reflect glory
to the praise
of the maker.

 

 

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Day 10 of NaPoWriMo on “imaginary garden with real toads

This was fun!  Written for toads (again, thank you, whimsygizmo),
the prompt is to create a poem into which I weave the titles of 3 of my own poems.
I linked the titles in the above to the original poems.