Poetry Friday: “Pencils”
As I was looking over this year’s poems, wondering which I should share today, I happened upon this one.
I wondered if I should post it because it feels different from some of the other children’s poetry I’ve written, and I debated with myself if it was done, if it was good, if it was anything. Being the type who can debate with himself at length, a draw was declared with no discernible winner. So I did what any self-respecting writer would do.
And truth be told, I still don’t know if it’s done, good, or anything. But I do know that I wrote it on 5-9-13 and revised it on 9-5-13…so I’ll take that as a little sign that I’m supposed to share this today. Plus, with the kids back in school now, it’s timely, at least.
Hope you like it! (And I hope it’s done) For today’s complete Poetry Friday roundup – and one of my favourites from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – be sure to visit Laura at Author Amok!
That’s what we are,
you and I
and the lady at the store
and that short kid
with the glasses
each one capable
of our own kind of
and filled with stories
yet to be written.
- © 2013, Matt Forrest Esenwine
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