Friday, April 10, 2015

PO-EMotion #10- Dejection

April is National Poetry Month. Every year, my dear friend (and poet Extraordinaire), Mary Lee Hahn chooses a theme, and writes a poem each day. Mary Lee blogs and posts her poems at two different places- YEAR OF READING and a fabulous new poetry blog POETREPOSITORY.

This year, Mary Lee has chosen the theme, "PO-EMotions," and is writing about a different emotion each day. She promises, "This year, I will write a poem a day that either evokes an emotion, or uses an emotion word in the title or body of the poem." Her list of emotions is here. I'm joining her, at least some days.

Today's emotion is dejection.

"middle school lunchroom"
(a play in many acts)

location, mastication, relaxation
motion, devotion, self-promotion

action, reaction, interaction
proclamation, exclamation, interjection

cooperation, collaboration, affiliation
vexation, botheration, eruption
dissolution, resolution, absolution

evaluation, sanction,
abomination, isolation


middle school lunchroom

(C) Carol Wilcox, 2015


Ramona said...

Carol, you captured so many actions and emotions of a middle school lunchroom!

Mary Lee said...

YES! You captured the whole thing just a few words!! Well done!!

Kay said...

So much goes on in a middle school lunchroom. Your poem captures it beautifully.

Linda B said...

yep! That's it. Our students at this age are allowed to sit outside the lunchroom on a patio, & we can watch through the window, the groups, the ones who stand to try to choose where they sit, & who will let that happen. If it's continual rejection, we try to help, but it's hard to do, & often impossible to 'catch it'. Terrific descriptive poem, Carol!

Cathy said...

I loved the shape of this poem and the way the words rolled of my tongue; each flowing with ease into the next. What I didn't expect was the ending, but it was perfect. You captured all that happens in the middle school lunchroom.