Friday, January 11, 2013

Fist Bump

Fist to fist,
We bump a thump.
Knuckle to knuckle,
Our hands jump.

A form of hello,
Or I like you.
A special sign
Shared by two.

24 comments:

GatheringBooks said...

It was an eleven year old nephew who taught me what a 'fist bump' was - I am so out of touch. :) Nice poem. :)

Liz Steinglass said...

Perfect. And a very original kid-friendly topic.

jama said...

Cool and upbeat! Like it, Bridget! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks for stopping by, Myra! If you were here, I'd give you a fist bump. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Liz! It's a nice way to connect with people without doing the whole hug thing. =) *bump*

Bridget Magee said...

I'm glad you do, Jama! Here's fist bumping you, *bump*! Thanks for stopping by.

Buffy Silverman said...

Great, Bridget. I can hear kids chanting this (while bumping fists of course!)

Author Amok said...

My daughter is in middle school and tries to teach me all sorts of variations on the fist bump. One is "blow it up," where you bump fists and then both people spread their hands wide like an explosion.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Fun poem, Bridget! Catchy and upbeat. I'm sending you a *bump* as well - and a Happy New Year. :0)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Buffy! Fist bumps are a fun way to greet people, young and old. *bump*

Bridget Magee said...

I love that variation! My girls call that one "fireworks" - so fun! Thanks for stopping by...*bump - finger wag*

Bridget Magee said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Robyn! I love that fist bumps are now part of the common experience. =) *bump*

Violet N. said...

Fun and friendly. This would be a great poem to put in a time capsule, as our body language ways of 'hi' are always changing.

Linda B said...

Even my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter does 'fist bumps'. You've captured this so well.

Mary Lee said...

LOVE this! Just perfect!

Margaret Simon said...

Fist Bump poem, who would've thought of that! Great rhymes and just plain fun. Love it.

Anonymous said...

So darn cute!

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

What fun! The fist bump has taken the place of the high five in my classroom.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Violet, for stopping by! I fist bump you for your cool idea to put poems in a time capsule. =) *bump*

Bridget Magee said...

Awww! Linda, I can just imagine her chubby little fist bump. Too cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. =) *bump*

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks so much, Mary Lee! I had fun writing it (and I have fun fist bumping my friends and family =). *bump*

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Margaret, for reading my poem and commenting! =) I appreciate it. *bump*

Bridget Magee said...

Aw, thanks Sharan! My daughters are my inspiration - fist bumping when the do something well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. =) *bump*

Bridget Magee said...

I love that your students share this great way to connect! What grade do you teach? I appreciate you reading my poem and commenting. =) *bump*

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