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 Category:  Family Poetry
  Posted: April 13, 2019      Views: 222

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I taught English for 40 years on the high school and college level. Since retiring, I have written a poetry collection titled "Reflections of a Dog Walker," and five novels, all unpublished. I mostly post poems and short stories.
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"I Want to Read" by RodG
My sister loves to hear me read
a story in her picture book.
And when it's time to turn the page,
she eyes me with this special look.

But often she will frown at me
because she wants to read and can't.
She recognizes lots of words,
but new ones make her cry and rant.

"I'm seven, Sis, and you're but four.
You can't just close your eyes and pray
that magically all words make sense.
You need to learn a few each day."

She stamps her foot and glares at me.
"No, Pete, I want to read right now.
Why do I have to wait so long
when you are here? Just show me how."

"I'll try to show you how I learned
if you will listen patiently.
And if you practice on your own,
you'll soon be reading just like me."

I know she'll quickly learn these skills
because she really wants to read.
Our Daddy says, "If you have dreams,
work hard for them and you'll succeed."

Writing Prompt
Write a poem, any length, any subject, but must rhyme at the end of every other line.
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FORESTS AND FAIRYTALES painted by Donald Zolan, courtesy of Google images.
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