Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just for Today

I arrived at school this morning and saw the big, pink comfy chair sitting in my reading/writing center. It called to me. I wanted to sit, but I know if I do, nothing will get done. I started this poem instead. One of my students told me I could call it Whiny Wednesday....

Rainy
Gloomy
Damp

Eyes droopy
Head aches
Throat sore

I'm whiny
I don't want to correct papers
I don't want to teach
I don't want to do nothin'

Just for today
I want to be the kid in the comfy chair
          in the hall
          in my sweats
I want to put my earbuds in and
                  write
                  chat
                  giggle
                  read
I want to play with my own writing
Throw the words around on paper
         and see how they fit
I want to open a new book and
         sink into its world
         not coming up to breathe
                 until
I shut the door on the very last page

Just for today....
                 


7 comments:

  1. Can it be a comfy couch so I can join you?

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  2. LOL. I had a couple of students tell me they are going to find me a couch. The chair is in my room now. I gave in to temptation and am now grading creative writing in it

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  3. Ah-h! We had a blue chair-so wonderfully inviting. Hope you aren't really ill, but just tired. I love that line "throw the words around on paper".

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  4. We all have those days and just have to give into them. So glad you could be comfy and still do some work. Love your line about opening a new book and sink into its world not coming up to breathe until I shut the door on the very last page! But you forgot the cup of tea or glass of wine!!!

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  5. I love the part from "Just for today" and on. Sounds like my kind of day. ;) I wonder how often kids feel like that in school?

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  6. Oh, to dream. I wanted to just find a chair beside you, chat for a bit, write for a bit, laugh for a bit. I like the way you transitioned the mood of the poem with "just for today." Delightful.

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  7. How nice to even have a comfy chair at school! And I'm assuming those great kids brought it into your room for you. Love so much about your wording!

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