March 31, 2020

Only the explosion of blossoms and buds,

Only the shouts of children playing games,

Only the love from my children and grandchildren,

Only the connection with friends on Zoom,

Only the walks among trees and along rivers,

Only the kind helpers in neighborhoods,

Only the words shared on these pages,

Only the music and poetry,

Only the walls of home,

Only time,

Only this.

This is not small.

Thank you to the amazing educators at TWO WRITING TEACHERS who give so much of their time and talent to supporting students and teachers. I’m forever grateful.



March 2020 Slice of Life Writing Challenge

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie Lynn
    Mar 31, 2020 @ 23:13:13

    I loved your poem’s progression to a powerful ending. 🙂

    Reply

  2. mschiubookawrites
    Apr 01, 2020 @ 10:58:15

    Yes, these are the things I want to focus on right now. This opening line is so poetic- “Only the explosion of blossoms and buds,” and this was such a treat yesterday “Only the connection with friends on Zoom.”

    Reply

  3. Lainie Levin
    Apr 01, 2020 @ 18:28:06

    What I love about the poem is how both the language and the visual get smaller – til we realize that what you’re discussing, as you say, is NOT small at all.

    What a powerful impact those lines have.

    I do hope you’ll keep writing in the coming weeks! =)

    Reply

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