Thursday, October 9, 2008

Days Gone By

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.
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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?

Her: Yes.

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.

55 comments:

Celine said...

Awww she's so adorable!
What a joy to be working around kids like her! :)

Wendy said...

Ok I am officially intimidated!! Now you're adding "Poet" to your ever lengthening list of talents!!! OMG!!
You are incredible!! ( OK sounding a bit like a weirdo stalker now!)
That girl is too cute :-)
thanks for adding to my "2" other followers!!!!!!!!!!!

sunnyaquarian said...

How funny! That little girl sounds like she would be tons of fun to have in a classroom!

You are quite the poetry writer! You should do more of that one here. Definitely!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

That is such a cute story about the little girl!

Amy said...

Nice poem, Becky!

And sweet little girl...as the Bible says, "Out of the mouths of babes." ;)

Little children keep life fun, amen?

God Bless,
Amy:)

"J" said...

Awwwwwwwww she is soooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!! =)

SondreLyn said...

She is adorable, and so are you! Thanks for the smile!

Mojito Maven said...

the story about the little girl is so sweet!

valerie said...

She's a doll! Kids really do say the darndest things. ;)

countrygirl3031 said...

She is tooooo adorable! What a little cutie pie!

Have a great day!

Hugz,
Michele

Jennifer said...

Great poem and the little girl is absolutely adorable!!

Grand Pooba said...

Wow, that was an amazing poem! When I read the options I immediately thought to myself

"I could not do number 3, never ever could I choose number 3,"

and then I read further and that is the exact one that you chose! No wonder you're a teacher!

So I loved it.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Great poem, and cute little girl-I love what little kids say-it always will brighten a day!!!

lmerie said...

How wonderful!! I truly admire the way you wove those phrases into a wonderful poem - PUBLISH it! it is good!

Jen said...

your poem was wrote so nicely :)

and cute story about the little girl, she is precious.

My home - My life said...

Oh she is SO precious!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

beautiful -
cute!

Melissa said...

Great post! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sweet Simplicity said...

She is SO cute! What an adorable response to your doctor question!!

Jenni said...

It's funny how different our poems are, but still similar. Apparently those lines evoked a bit of sad nostalgia in more than just me! Great Poem. And thanks for the nice compliments to mine.

Pleasant Drive said...

Kids say the darndest things! That's precious!

Melissa said...

Great poem... I wasn't creative enough to be able to use those phrases and actually make any sense... :)

Your student is adorable...what age do you teach..4 or 5 maybe??

imbeingheldhostage said...

She is cute! I love the Monkey's on the bed reply :-)

Liz said...

What a lovely poem! And that little girl is a DOLL!

New Girl on Post said...

She is too cute! I do want to squeeze her!

You must catch up on your Survivor watching missy!

Michelle said...

I love sweet kids and your poem was great. I love the image of your hair falling out of the ribbon! Good job!

Rebecca Jo said...

Look at you picking the hardest out of the bunch...what a poet!

And how cute is your student. I bet you get something to smile about EVERYDAY with those kids!!! How adorable is she!

Miss Anne said...

Lovely poem. Your words were true and real.

That little girl is adorable. I DO wanna squeeze her. :)

Annikke said...

That little girl is so cute - what an addictive smile!

Your poem is great!

La Pixie said...

I love your poem. Im too intimidated to try a poem. kudos to you.

awww, shes so cute.

scargosun said...

I loved your poem! Don't ever compare poetry...there are too many levels. :)

Diva Ma said...

How cute! As a teacher, you should never run out of material to blog about.

Rachel said...

I heart your blog!

That little girl is adorbale. It's awesome you are a teacher. Me too! I have that same "Days of the Week" poster behind that little girl. Too funny.

Have a great one!

Mrs.D said...

Way to go on the poem!

And yes, she is a cutie! I love kids; you never know what they are going to say.

jenn3 said...

Great poem. I wish I could write poetry. Can't write it at all.

Mrs. S said...

kids are so darn cute. I love this post from the top to the bottom.

I'm so sorry my fears made you think of your own. I think the majority of my fears are semi-universal.

LazyCrazyMama said...

Hilarious!!! She's too cute! :) and your poem was great!

Elaine said...

Great post, love the poem, great job. I saw the list and thought, no way. You pulled it off very nicely.

Love the cute little girl.

Summer Saldana said...

Love that cutie! And love your poem!

Hugs...Summer

Becky :) said...

What a great poem!!!!! And the little girl is so cute, it's amazing what kids will say and be totally serious about. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi!!!!

Sandy Toes said...

She is so cute...I love kids...I loved teaching. Today, I graded papers for my daughters teacher and there is something in me stirring to go back to the classroom! It seems so long ago!!!!!!

Love the poetry!
-Sandy Toes

Mama's Losin' It said...

I've been seriously impressed with all of the poems...great job!

And that little girl IS adorable!!

ps careful with the kids pics. One of my daycare parents recently found my blog and went off the deep end. I haven't been mentioning anything because quite frankly they're scaring me...but they saw a picture of their son in one of my cooking posts. I had taken a picture and he was in the back corner, unnamed, and they sent me an angry email talking about how they never gave me permission to post pictures of him on my PUBLIC blog. Blah blah blah...just be careful. :)

Los said...

I always wonder where my childhood went ... wasn't I just in high school? 18 years ago? Really? Where'd the time go?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Cute cute little girl! :) Who wouldn't love to see her every day?
Carrie

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Love the stuff that comes out of kids mouths and minds

Krysta said...

Hey thanks for stopping by. We both live in the great state of OK! That story about your student is SO cute!

Rhonda said...

Very good!

Michelle said...

Oh, she's a cutie pie! Love it!

And that was a really neat poem. Good choice on the prompt for you!

Sarah said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! That little girl is too cute! I love her smile. :) BTW, we have similar tastes in movies!

I will add you to my "follow" list...then you can be back to 49;)

Jennifer said...

Well written. It's so relatable. The girl is cute. I love the minds of little ones. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

KELLY said...

Thanks for stopping by today, nice to meet you.

I love the poem and the little girl. She's adorable.

Lex the mom said...

A lovely rendition of what youth was! That's a great addition to this week's prompts!

That little girl is adorable & I love her response! Who wouldn't think of that?

Casey's trio said...

Love your writer's workshop poem...so true. We live our younger years wishing to be all grown up and then when we are old, we just want to go back to the stress-free days of being a kid. What's up with that?

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Kids say the darnest things. I wish I has the sense of humor they do.

Rachel said...

That is so hilarious! I love that she said that :) My kiddo is totally into that song and always wags his finger at me when we get to the "no more monkeys" part!