Thursday, February 26, 2009

Writer's Workshop: And Ode to Parker

An ode to my baby boy - Parker!!!

About nine months go you came,
Bursting into my world.
Cute as a button small as could be,
Dear son of mine, how I adore thee.

Emergency c-section brought you into my life.
Frightening was the choice to make, but
God gave me the strength to choose,
Having you, that was worth it.

I can’t believe how well you’ve done.
Jumping hurdle after hurdle
Keeping steady all along.
Learning and growing just like you should.
My strong boy, you’re doing so well.

Never doubt yourself and strength
Ordinary, you are not.
Parker, my life, my love, my light
Quitting is not an option.

Rough was your start, hard it might have been.
Son, you’ve done so well, can’t you tell,
That I am proud of all you do.
Unbelievable, baby, that’s what you are.

Very loved and very blessed.
What a miracle you are to me.
Your Mommy Loves you
Zero, no, you are a ten!

- Sorry if this poem is kind of lame or strange, I have never claimed to be a poet - add in that each line had be the next letter in the alphabet, and well, you get this! I think it's good considering my lack of poet-ness!

Now it's your turn, choose a prompt below, post it on your blog and then head over to Mama Kat's site and post your name and post in Mr. Linky!

The Prompts:

1.) For your birthday a sibling has decided to have the first six months of your blog printed and bound. Write a forward for the book.

2.) Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet, where the first line starts with the letter "A," the second "B," the third "C," etc., culminating with the final line starting with "Z."

3.) Start your story with, "In retrospect, I wouldn't say it was my best idea." And end it with, "And that's how I attempted to make this world a better place.

4.) What would the truth have done? Write about a time when honesty was NOT the best policy.

5.) What made your childhood bearable? Write about it.


Heatherlyn said...

Wow. Actually, I'm totally impressed. You did a poem, beginning each line with a consecutive letter of the alphabet AND it makes sense and is a touching tribute to your son! It's really good!

Jenners said...

Visiting from MamaKat's...

Poetry is hard for us non-poets, and then put this structure on and it is even harder. But I think you did great ... and your love for your son shows through loud and clear!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I thought it was beautiful.


MommyDesiree said...

I totally understand feeling like it's off, BUT yours isn't(mine is though LOL)

Its so sweet! Good job!

MyLinda said...

That poem was absolutely beautiful!! Make sure you put that one in his baby book.

blueviolet said...

I thought it turned out great and was such a sweet little letter to your baby. I hope you print it out and save it for the future!