Not philosophical!

 

I can be philosophical
A lot of the time
Maybe I need to lighten up!
Write a poem about something fun
Something to cheer someone up!

“Tu veux ‘messer’ avec moi?”
Said Nick this morning
To my I pad as he played a game

That cracked me up!
“Don’t even think of it
Tu vas ‘dier’”
He went on

I asked him if he felt lighter
Because he lost a tooth last night?
He said, “No, not really
Another tooth is growing in its spot!

Natalie was nervous for her
First day back
Ready to walk out in -14 degrees
Without mittens on her hands

She wondered if her back pack
Was too full for the first day of the term
I asked her why she
Was worried about that
She said, she stands on the bus
And it’s full
The people next to her may mind

Natasha had her new
Green hat on
With a jacket and scarf
Borrowed from Natalie because
The colours went better together
And as she was leaving
She went over her schedule
Thinking out loud

One by one, they left the house
Into the cold winter day
They stepped out
Are these my kids, I thought
I won’t get philosophical
I promised
So, maybe I’ll stop!

Lida Berghuis
January 17th, 2011

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