Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
This week has been a rough week. I went to a celebration of life for the husband of a friend, and I’ve had a lot of stress both personally (moving in a couple of weeks!) and professionally. As I reread this week’s poem, I remembered to focus on what’s important and to try not to sweat the small stuff.
I’m continuing to share the poems I wrote for the Madness Poetry competition created by Ed DeCaria. I didn’t remember writing this many poems. Maybe it’s like childbirth, where you forget the pain of assigned words and quick turnarounds:>) Just kidding…I enjoy that kind of challenge. Much more than childbirth! This was for Round 4, and my assigned word was “blistered.” I had two completely different styles of poems I was working on. I ended up using this narrative, but maybe I’ll share the rough draft of the other approach another week.
In this poem, a firefighter hero helps a family reunite. I’ve started a Padlet to celebrate families of ALL kinds. Right now, only my own family is there–and we’re lonely. Will you visit and add YOUR family?
And for lots of terrific poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with teacher educator and poetry angel Sylvia Vardell at Poetry for Children!