Friday, January 25, 2013

Exciting News

I call Grandma
To tell her my news.
I won ribbons -
One red and two blues.

I got the red one
For my pirouette.
And one of the blues
For my string quartet.

The final blue one -
I'm the most proud.
I got that for singing
Super-duper loud.

Grandama's not surprised
By my success.
She's always known
I sing to impress.

18 comments:

  1. Great images, Bridget, and I love how unafraid your MC is in this poem - captures a child's gusto for life!

    Tamera

    PS It's so impressive that you post a poem every day! Great discipline.

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    1. Thanks, Tamera! My girls call their Grandma the minute they have "exciting news"! =)

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  2. I agree, you've captured a child's delight and sensibility just right. Keep the poems coming!!

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    1. Thanks Jama! I love the sense of pride in kids (and adult;) when they receive recognition - whether it's in the form or ribbons or a compliment. =)

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  3. Hi, Bridget. I love that last line! Sad to say, when my youngest was still in elementary school, the principal nixed ribbons for Field Day competitions. I think we need more excuses to notice when and how children shine, not fewer.

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    1. I agree! Sometimes all the child needs is someone to recognize their abilities with a kind word or compliment. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, it makes ME feel good. =)

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  4. What spunk! Thanks for sharing, Bridget. And of COURSE Grandma is the first person to call...!

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! My girls love their Grandmas' oohs and aahs over their accomplishment. She's the first person they call. =)

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  5. Love it. The voice is perfectly kid-like. And Grandma's are the best audience.

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Grandmas are totally unbiased in doling out the compliments - just like us parents. ;)

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  6. I have to compliment you, too, on producing a poem a day! That's very impressive. "Exciting News" is sweetly true-to-life :-)

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    1. Aww, thanks Tabatha. I truly enjoy writing a poem a day, but I know they are not all "gems". Thanks for stopping by and reading my silly "News" - if only I were so talented to be able to pirouette, be in a string quartet, and sing - at all. =)

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  7. I didn't know you wrote a poem every day. That's terrific. I do each day in April & so for the whole year, wow! Our students receive ribbons for publishing something in our publishing center (bound & laminated) & they love them. I helped a child just yesterday get a second one because he mis-placed his first one. I will share this in the center; everyone will love it! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I've been writing a poem a day since 1/1/11 - with a break in 2012 from May to October. I'm in process now of revising and labeling the early 2011 poems. I'd love for you to share my poem - Thank you!

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  8. Isn't EVERY grandchild the most talented ever??

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    1. In my Mom's world the answer is a resounding YES! Thanks for stopping by and reading my poem, Mary Lee. =)

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  9. This reminds me of my grand girl. Great images.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jone! Your grand girl is very talented! Bravo! =)

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