poetry

A Few More Reasons to Write a Poem

digipoetry-buttonI was inspired to create my own poem after reading Catherine & Margaret‘s blog poems (inspired by Bob Raczka‘s “Some Reasons to Write a Poem”) last week.

A Few More Reasons to Write a Poem

Because a tiny bird nibbles seed from her hand-painted birdhouse

 

Because you delight in her questions

even the ones that start with “why”

 

Because you witness her pedaling her trike straight

 

Because she requests a ponytail instead of a side-bow

 

Because she wants “just one more hug”

at preschool drop-off

 

Because you see yourself in her

when she smiles

 

Do you know how hard it is to wrangle curly hair into a ponytail? I'm surprised she stood still while I did it!
Do you know how hard it is to wrangle curly hair into a ponytail? I’m surprised she stood still while I did it!

 

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5 thoughts on “A Few More Reasons to Write a Poem

    1. Thanks Catherine! We got SO excited when we finally noticed the first bird eating from it this morning. (It’s been outside for a few weeks, but the birds have been visiting when we’re not around.)

  1. Stacey I love this piece. I love that you write so beautifully from the heart. I love that you have this blog with memories about raising your little one. You’ll love rereading these again and again to remember what she was like. I love that you usually include pictures or video clips. I love your poetry and I love that you
    inspire me to be brave enough to try to write poetry too.

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