Friday, October 28, 2016

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

(Click on poem to enlarge)

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

  1. 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.

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    1. 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. =)

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

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

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

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

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  4. 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. :)

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    1. 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. =)

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  5. 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.

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    1. 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. =)

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

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

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  7. 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!

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

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