Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's Time for Some Poetry: The Plan

The Plan

Next year is high school
SNAP and college credit
Business track or tech?

Only three more years of math to go.

Then on to college
For two years or four years
What’s the difference?

I want to have a job like Dad has.

He throws the yo-yo
It moves along the string
Where did he learn this?

You can learn anything on Youtube.

The conversation shifts
A story about possessed dolls
We all laugh about them.

Do you remember the Chucky movies?

Those people are so dumb
All they really need to do
Is cut off Chucky’s head

If he got close to me that’s what I’d do.

We laugh again.
I am thankful that
He has a plan.





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This post inspired by:


Mama’s Losin’ It

Prompt #2: Write a poem inspired by the last conversation you had with your child.




29 comments:

  1. So sweet! He sounds like a great kid!

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    1. Thank you. He really is - I don't know how he got that way. ;)

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  2. My hubby would be SO proud of his yo-yo skills! He can do that stuff too. The kids think he's a damn genius with that!! :D

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    1. Do you all just sit around and ohh and ahh like we do? Between him and my husband's juggling, we could take this act on the road.

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  3. Nicely done! And those next three years will fly by! Stopping by from mama kats kelley at the road goes ever ever on

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    1. Thank you Kelley! The years fly by so fast. I have whiplash.

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  4. Lisa nailed it: terrific. Smart boy.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! He has been practicing for a while.

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    1. Thank you Rachel - Recovering Chocoholic - Love that! :)

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  7. Serious talk combined with laughing? Great moments!

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  8. A fun time, the serious mixed in, where it's "safe". I like that he has a plan!

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    1. Even if his plan is how to deal with a possessed doll. The kid is going places! :)

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  9. Those are some serious yo yo skillz!!

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    1. Thank you! I always refer to yo-yo skillz with a z, too. It just fits, somehow. ;)

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  10. Ha! You pull genius out of anywhere.

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    1. Sometimes even bloggers need to practice their poetry skills. Thank you! :)

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  11. Terrific poem! Does every high school in America do tracks or career paths? I hate it! My daughter has refused to pick one of their career paths, skewing the tests every time they make her take one to help her choose her career path. Just give us college prep, please!

    Little boys stay little boys for a long time. Mine is a sophomore in college, and he still waffles between man and boy.

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    1. Thanks Dyanne! The tracks don't bother me too much, but we aren't there yet. I could have used more direction in high school, honestly. We'll see how it goes! I have a feeling my children will defy a set career track, too.

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  12. that requires special attention from both the organization and the employee, yet employees are often left to their own devices and rarely have frank and regular exchanges with management when it comes to developing their career plans.

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