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Friday, April 5, 2013

POEM #5- MIDDLE SCHOOL RECESS DUTY


 Wikimedia Commons

Today Mary Lee posted this picture, and also some audio of wolves, all found on Wikimedia Commons. You need to go to Year of Reading and check out their poems. I really am serious about writing a poem every day this month, but I also wanted to review DESTINY REWRITTEN, a middle grade novel with poetry at its center. This, then, is a quick ten minute write. But it counts, right?

"Middle School Recess Duty"

Handsome
Eighth grade
he wolves
point noses skyward
and howl
passion
at gorgeous she wolves
preening themselves
in the sun
by the jungle gym

while
sixth and seventh grade
wolves
crawl on their bellies
whimpering
acquiescence.

2 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

I saw this on Mary Lee's post Carol. Exactly right. I taught middle schoolers for so long, & this is what seemed to happen really about now, when spring turns... Your poem is perfectly drawn! Will you share with the students?

Shannon Mashinchi said...

OMG..yep, that totally describes middle school recess (and sometimes the hallway!) Love it!