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:

Tamera Will Wissinger said...

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.

jama said...

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

Author Amok said...

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.

Robyn Hood Black said...

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

Liz Steinglass said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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. =)

Bridget Magee said...

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. =)

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Tabatha said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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. =)

Linda B said...

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!

Mary Lee said...

Isn't EVERY grandchild the most talented ever??

Jone said...

This reminds me of my grand girl. Great images.

Bridget Magee said...

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!

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

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