I’m sorry, few viewers that I have, for not posting for some time. I’ll try to post ever day, as I have before, but it might be hard…
Something sad happened yesterday. It may not have affected the world, or even any humans other than the three of us. But still. I was in recess when my friend yelled. Two third graders were smashing ants from an anthill.Ants were panicking all over.About a dozen ants lay on a rock, their wriggling paper-thin legs the only sign that they were alive. With one ant, the entire bottom half of its body was separated from the top half. They must have been in such pain. I told the kids off, and they dropped the stone they were using to kill the ants.and hopped away cheerily. Then we dug a small pit for a makeshift mass grave. Then an ant crawled up the rock and skittered from ant to ant. It stopped near one and began pulling it. Then it stopped and pulled another.
As we started picking up the ants and scooping them in, cherry blossom petals began floating down from the trees, like snow. I was reminded of the time my friend’s mantis died. There was a rainbow. Not the most common sight here.
We began scooping up the petals, and gently placing the ants on them. A cushion, or blanket. Then we covered them.
Then someone called that it was the end of recess. We quickly patted dirt over the ants, then covered them with a large rock.
This is the REAL last post about Poem A Day
■What did you learn from participating in the challenge?
I learned that we all have poetry inside us.
■What did you enjoy about the challenge?
I enjoyed sharing my poetry and reading the comments people left me. I also liked that I was able to see so many poems that I recognized.
■What was difficult about the challenge?
One difficult thing about the challenge was choosing which poems to share. Some were private, some were not finished, and some were just not right.
■What motivated you to stay in this challenge?
My motivation to stay was that I wanted to work more on my blog and here was an opportunity. Also, I wanted to try for the prize.
■What did you think about the comments you received?
They were very encouraging! I got a visit from many people, and my first comment from someone I did not know!
■Did you get to read other people’s poems and leave comments?
At the beginning, I did, but then I…stopped.
■What changes could Ms. Kim make for this challenge next year?
I think it would be more fair if she made more limits about the posting. This time people could be more lax about their poetry.
■Would you have liked to do this challenge for more than 2 weeks? If yes, for how long?
Yes, for maybe another week or two.
Last one. Here goes.
stuck in my head
can’t get out
Leaks into the air
Swirls of breath
Flow out in the cold fall breeze
And the night
Other than a single
On this starless light
A whole circle
Majestic in this darkness
A new sun
A blink away
In a simple spell
The simple spell
Of its beauty
A yummy taco stuffed with cheese
A half-empty glass
Shying behind itself
In the blue twilight of the sky
Day 7-tick tock
Boys and girls
Tall and short
c o l o r s
tie their laces
or so they
and relieving themselves with
w a t e r
and 10% jogging