An acrostic poem
I cringe at the expectant look; My heavy sigh hangs in the air; Again, her "imagination Game" resumes, as I turn my thoughts Inwards; tune out my child's prattle; Nod supportively when it seems Appropriate; wait patiently Till we arrive at school; walk her Into the building; and then run Off to catch my bus, relieved I No longer have to make believe.
For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen encourages us to write syllabic acrostic poems on any of the following words:
For this prompt, poems must have a syllable count of 8, 9, or 10 syllables per line.
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53 thoughts on “Captured, or: Leave little to the”
[…] ben Alexander […]
Been there! And not just with my children. 🙂
🧡🙏🏻 Stephanie 🙏🏻🧡
I enjoyed my kids’ imagination, and I have to say, they were seldom bored.
But yes, I did need a break after playing for an hour. And my husband and I are only learning now some of the things the two of them got up to. 😂
What a great poem, David! Our adult minds no longer hold the capacity to imagine the way our child minds once did. It’s as if Neverland gives us a headache after a bit simply because we grew up. Lol!
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
💕🙏🏻 Yvette 🙏🏻💕 ~ exactly!
This is just so true of a parents thoughts 💜
💛🙏🏻 Willow 🙏🏻💛 ~ well, it’s straight from the horse’s mouth, as they say!
I can only guess I had three boys and two grandsons…l lost my girls 💜💜
Sorry, what do you mean by this, Willow? 🤔
I lost a set of twins, and another …my mum suggested I could not carry girls… She was right 💜
That’s so interesting – my mom also lost every girl she was pregnant with but gave birth to me & my younger brother…
Some women just don’t seem able to carry girls to term but I am grateful for the men in my life 💜