Other Things 24 – Poemlet 18

“The Magic Running Shoes” My mom bought me new runners, and they’re the brightest blue. I also think they’re magic — there’s nothing they can’t do! I’ve noticed that they make me run faster through my days, and when I’m playing baseball, I make the greatest plays. It really is exciting to have these runningContinue reading “Other Things 24 – Poemlet 18”

Other Things 23 – Poemlet 17

“Short and Tall” My brother, Steve, has gotten tall, as tall as our own dad. He likes to call me “Shorty” because it makes me mad. He rests his elbow on my head until I scream out “Steven!” But I know soon there’ll come a day when I will sure get even. You see, IContinue reading “Other Things 23 – Poemlet 17”

Other Things #21 – Poemlet #15

“Mary’s Cowboy Hat” Mary bought a cowboy hat and wears the hat to school. The trouble is a cowboy hat is not considered “cool”. But Mary loves that cowboy hat so wears the hat each day, and cause she is so confident, that hat is going to stay. Now all the kids wear cowboy hatsContinue reading “Other Things #21 – Poemlet #15”

Other Things 20 – Poemlet 14

“Flowers” I picked my mom some flowers as yellow as can be, and as I gave them to her, I said, “Cause you love me.” She said, “You are my sweet boy, and thank you, oh so much. These flowers are just lovely, and these, my heart, do touch.” She knelt and then she huggedContinue reading “Other Things 20 – Poemlet 14”

Other Things #19 – Poemlet #13

“Irresponsible” Norman had to mow the lawn until he cut the cord. “You must be more responsible!” was what his father roared. Then Norman had to pull some weeds; ten minutes felt like hours. “You must be more responsible,” said Mom, “You’ve pulled the flowers!” Norman’s irresponsible, but this fact makes him smirk. His irresponsibilityContinue reading “Other Things #19 – Poemlet #13”

Other Things #18 – Poemlet #12

“The Easy Choice” I’d really like to be a clown and dress in silly clothes. I’d like to wear those great big shoes and wear a big, red nose. Yes, circus life sure looks like fun and for it I do hanker, or maybe I’ll be like my dad and end up as a banker.Continue reading “Other Things #18 – Poemlet #12”

Other Things #17 – Poemlet #11

“Self-satisfaction” I like my toes, I really do! I also like my fingers too. In fact, there’s not a part of me that needs to change, from what I see. Because of this, I cannot say, “improvement” is my goal today. Do something — yes, I really should, because I’m sure — it will beContinue reading “Other Things #17 – Poemlet #11”

Other Things #15 – Poemlet #9

“All At Once” I love popcorn and peanuts and hot dogs and donuts, and spaghetti with meatballs — but not all at once. I love baseball and football and hockey and soccer and riding my skateboard — but not all at once. I love Sarah and Ashley and Karen and Courtney and Beth with herContinue reading “Other Things #15 – Poemlet #9”