Friday, December 7, 2007
Poetry Friday is a tradition in the Kidlitosphere (the community of bloggers who write about children's literature). Every Friday, poems are posted at various blogs and one person writes a round-up where they link to all the poetry. This week, the round-up is at Becky's Book Reviews.
This is my first ever Poetry Friday post, because it's the first time I've had a poem to contribute. This poem came into my head on Wednesday while I was shoveling the driveway with my son at 7 pm. I haven't written a poem for ten years, so it feels good to write again.
A Good Mom
A good mom searches for the red snow pants
even though the blue ones fit
because red is his favorite color.
A good mom finds his boots
even though they are in the attic
because he wants to wear them.
A good mom lets him use the shovel
even though it's too big for him
because he wants to help.
A good mom gives him her gloves
even though it's her only pair
because his hands are cold.
A good mom plays in the snow at night
even though she should be working
because he wants to play with her.
Or, at least
that's what I did