It is Thursday and guess what that means? You giving up already? It is time to join in the fun at Mama's Losin' It Blog. On Wednesday she post the writing prompts and we get to choose one or two.. Sounds fun huh? Click on over to join in the fun...
The Prompts:1.) my 10 biggest fears.2.) When I'm upset...3.) Weave a poem that contains all these lines (in no particular order): "I tie the ribbon in a foolish way", "the delicious fragility of this travesty", "where we still laugh and wish".4.) Write about a memory related to a holiday. I choose #3.
Hurriedly, I tie the ribbon in a foolish way.
The demands of the day are calling.
In passing, I glance into the mirror. I pause.
Looking back at me, I see a different version of myself.
Wisp of hair falling from the ribbon, remind me of my youth.
Days gone by, sweet memories flood my mind.
Adulthood, the dream of every child,
comes way to fast. It's made to look sweet.
A yummy treat. Yours to be had with age.
But when did I start sinking into the delicious frailty of this travesty?
When did adulthood over take my life?
What happened to the care free child of my youth?
The girl with ribbons in her hair and a song in her heart.
The adventurous one who didn't plan, or save, or worry?
Where did she go?
As I turn from the mirror - I wipe away the tears.
Tears that fell while mourning for the days gone by.
But my heart is still hopeful because deep inside,
there is a place where we still laugh and wish.
A place that keeps me young at heart when I take
the time to heed to its call.
This little girl is in my class. Isn't she adorable? Don't you just want to squeeze her? She is always smiling and is always cracking us up.
For example -
Me: I missed you when you left early yesterday. I was gone to the office so I didn't get to give you a goodbye hug.
Her: I missed you too. I got a sucker and a sticker.
Me: Did you go to the Doctor?
Me: What did the Doctor say?
Her: Um, No More Monkey's Jumping On The Bed.
How cute is that? My aid and I cracked up. She is always saying something funny. The funny thing is she is totally serious. Just one of the many joys of my job.
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