Poetry

Writing in Kindergarten
Bruce

Writing in Kindergarten

This week I was in a kindergarten class at my school, sitting next to a girl who was writing in her journal.  Her teacher’s instructions were to write anything she wanted to write, using words she knew from having studied them throughout the year. The girl wrote the following possibly sad? revealing? story.  She needed …

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New Year’s Wishes! (the body parts sonnet)
Bruce

New Year’s Wishes! (the body parts sonnet)

New Year’s Wishes! (the body parts sonnet) Your heart has wished folks well on New Year’s Eve. You’ve sung “Should old acquaintance be forgot…” (Your brain recalls the right words – did it not?), And felt deep in your gut all you’ll achieve In the year ahead.  You’ve mouthed the words And eyed the prize …

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Combatting Anxiety by Writing Poetry
Bruce

Combatting Anxiety by Writing Poetry

Problem:  It’s the holiday season.  I live in a town with steep hills.  It just snowed.  This wouldn’t bother most people, but my Parkinson’s anxiety works non-stop, so I’m quivering in my boots.  What to do? Solution:  I channel my unease by writing the following sonnet. Here we go, and look out! Winter Holiday Season …

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