You Just Wait: Powerpack Poem 3 - Things I Have Tried Out For + Poetry Friday

I am back again with another poem inspired by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong's  newest book, You Just Wait - A Poetry Friday Power Book. Today I am sharing the poem I wrote inspired by the Powerpack 3 prompt: Things I Have Tried Out For (prose poem). (Powerpack Poem 1 is here. Powerpack 2 is here.)
Things I Have Tried Out For:
1. class treasurer (it was good that I didn't get elected because I am terrible at math)
2. 5th grade basketball team (I didn't know how to play)
3. all girl Catholic high school cheerleader

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3 Cheers for Linda at Teacher Dance for hosting!
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15 comments:

Linda B said...

I have my copy, but am so busy reading for Cybil's, I've barely opened it. I "can't" wait! This poem memory is fun, I think, right? It makes me think of those expectations that come back to bite us.

Brenda at FriendlyFairyTales said...

Hi Bridget, Great poem. I like that you are working through the book.

jama said...

Fun to see how you responded to the prompt. Clever presentation of your poem!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! So glad you are on the Cybil committee. Yes, expectations can be tricky with what we think we want and what actually happens. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Brenda! It's fun working with the engaging text and prompts that are in JUST YOU WAIT. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! The prompts get you dig into the old memory bank. =)

Jane @ www.raincitylibrarian.ca said...

I went to an all-girls Catholic school too, though we didn't have cheerleaders, not that I would've tried out for it! Definitely not enough coordination here. :)

Linda Mitchell said...

Oh, this is fantastic! I love the prompt and what you wrote from it. Isn't it amazing how much of those school days remain with us? I am having a distinct memory of discussing try-outs right now.

Diane Mayr said...

Good for you for taking on the challenges in the book! Now we all know they work!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Funny how things turn out... or sometimes not so funny, actually. What a great thing that you are working through these powerpacks, Bridget. Thanks for sharing your results!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jane. Yeah, our school had a cheer squad that cheered for the girls' teams. It was fun because boys didn't muddle why were cheering or who we were trying to impress. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Yes, this book has some great prompts that dislodge a memory or two that can become poetry. I'd love to hear your try-out poem. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Diane. I am enjoying working my way through the book/prompts. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle. This is fun book to explore. =)

Janet Wong said...

I L-O-V-E the way you are working through the book!! And so much came out of this poem--wow!!!

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