Monday, February 7, 2011

Cinderella Gets New Shoes in Poem #313

Comfortable Shoes
Photo by Amy LV

This is poem #3 in Story Poem Week, a week during which each poem will tell a story.  You're welcome to join the story poem fun, and I'd be happy to link to your poem.

Students - this poem was a new challenge for me.  I have never before taken a traditional story and written from it.  In the past, I've never considered myself much of a storyteller or story writer.  So this exercise was a good stretch.

You might want to try this.  Take a story you know, perhaps one from your early childhood or one you have heard over and over again. Then imagine it differently, that "What if...?" again.  

You might even consider if you want your poem to have a message.  I wanted today's Cinderella to be more than a beauty, more than what the Disney Princess culture tells girls to be.  I dedicate this poem to all girls as well as to all boys who understand that girls are so much more than how we look.

If you like fairy tale take-offs, our family gets an enormous laugh from Barry Lane's RECYCLED FAIRY TALES CD.  It is such fun!

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  1. Amy,

    The poem title is perfect! I so enjoy "fairy tale" poems. I bet lots of kids would have fun writing story poems about their favorite traditional tales.

  2. Thank you, Elaine! I think you have been inspiring me. Today I was thinking about that charlatan, Goldilocks!