Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Writer's Workshop

The Prompts:

1.) Interview a child.

2.) How do you stave off boredom?

3.) Write a poem for the little boy in your life.

4.) Describe a memorable interview or talk about your experience trying to find a job amidst this recession.

5.) Create a Help Wanted Ad.

My Boy James

In any room you are the scene,
loud and proud lover of green,
a t-rex a croc or a bat today,
there is no limit to your boyhood play.

Questions from you unlimited flow,
boggle the mom but you simply must know,
curiosity killed the cat, "Is that true?"
It applies to the whiskered, but of course not to you.

The outdoors are yours you are king of the hill,
Owies and scars on your knees from the thrill,
Frogs, a lizard, a snake and a snail,
are toted along in your play dented pail.

And when the adventure of the day does end,
to the dreamship with a kiss on your cheek I do send,
"Mommy will you lay here and sing to me,
rub my tummy and cuddle for a minute or three?"

Another side to you that is rarely seen,
which comes out at bedtime when you're ready to dream.
Blue shining eyes soften and ready to close,
"I love my mommy." and then off you doze.

And since I forgot to post this ON Father's Day I will do so now. I know some of you have been waiting on pins and needles (don't you know thats dangerous!?!) to see how it came out.

To the other boy in my life
you are the best!
I love you My Love!


Rocksee said...

That is so cool!

CJ said...

Wonderful poem for your son. Also, liked the Father's Day photos. I wonder if I can get my cat to contort herself into letter shapes for her "Dad" next year ????

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Red Neck Diva said...

absolutly adoreable your son is preciouse have a great day

sara said...

that poem was so sweet!!!

and that photo!!! so clever!!!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Oh my stars, your remembrances of you DS took me right back to my own DS childhood days. Wonderful poem, really very well written, you go girl!!!!!

Great picture as well!

You're on a roll today girlie!


Andi said...

I love your poetry. Cute pic idea for Dad's day. Is that why you had all those kids? Greeting card opportunities?

Tabi said...

I love your poem! That is so sweet! You should save it for when he is older!

The father's day picture is awesome! I love it!

Jenners said...

Visiting from Mama Kats...

I just adored the poem! Truly lovely! And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, the message to Dad just made me grin! How cool!

Jessica said...

The poem is SO sweet! Oh how a son captures his mother's heart!

What a fantastic father's day gift. I'm sure that took you more than a minute to create!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...



Your poem rocked!!!

Oh... you are sooo talented!!!

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

What are you doing in a pizza parlor girl--your poems rock! You could come up here and attend the writer's symposiums they hold all the time for traveling poets. Yes, traveling poets--it's a job!

BTW, yes I am interested in the Avon thimbles. How much are they?

Isabel Princes said...

I really love that poem, and I'm not just saying that so you come and visit my blog. i really enjoyed that!
Make sure to save it so he can read it and appreciate it late in life :)

a corgi said...

now that is the cutest thing with the Father's Day pictures of the kids spelling that out!!! what a clever idea you came up with!

and I love the poem too; very nicely written; rhymes well and flows well when one reads it. I'm thinking you need to print it out and frame it somehow for that special little boy in your life (and then of course you'll need to write poems for your daughters :)


Unknown Mami said...

The poem was lovely and the photo is awesome!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh Becky! That is the cutest thing I have seen ever! The kids in form : ) I love it! Are you going to frame that? Can you frame that? SO so SO sweet!

And that poem! Well, I always knew you were a super star : ).

I am catching a few minutes to blog, thank goodness. : )

Dan said...

Loved the dad photos. But I do have to ask what tasted so bad to drive you and boy to perform the tongue duet? {*grin*}

Jessica said...

I can't get over that AWESOME Father's Day idea! I love, love, LOVE it! How awesome! I'm sure he loved it too!

Foursons said...

Boys are the best! Love the poem.

Kitty said...

That was so lovely!! It made my heart melt :)

Jenny said...

Love the poem and that photo collage is so cool.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I love your poem and the pictures. He's a handsome boy! And brave with that lizard.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

aaaaawwwwww . . . that's so SWEET!

: D

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...


Thanks so much for checking on the Avon lady thimbles for me. I'll pass, just because at $30.00 I couldn't resell them. They are cute though and I do appreciate you telling me about them!

Smilingsal said...

What a great Father's Day gift for you husband; thank you for sharing it with Blogland.

2Thinks said...

Grrreat poem! And I absolutely L-O-V-E love that We Love You Dad photography art. That is amazing! Excellent.

Mama Kat said...

The poem is adorable!!! Great job!

And oh my gosh I LOVE how creative you got for Father's Day!!! SO CUTE!

angie said...

The poem is adorable and the human letter in picture are just plain amazing.

Together We Save said...

Love the picture!

Beck said...

I CANNOT believe what you did for Father's Day - I forgot to even get my husband A CARD!

Lovely poem for you son - he looks like a great little boy.

Life with Kaishon said...

Becky! Hope you are holding things together at the pizza parlour : ) Happy 4th

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Becky, that Father's Day montage is amazing. I wish you could patent the idea and sell it to professional photographers. You would be a millionaire.

Celeste said...

What a beautiful poem, you are so clever.
Please visit my blog I have a little something for you there.

Sue said...

That Father's Day card is so cute! What a clever idea!!

And the poem for your little boy is lovely.


Paul and Katrina Perea said...

Where've you been????

Ruth MacC said...

I am going to try a poem for my son, good idea:-)

Anonymous said...

That is the most amazing inventive picure I have ever seen. Makes me want to have 4 kids so I can copy it. Amy