Friday, May 27, 2022

A Repeating Line

by Amy LV

Students - Today's poem is about something I am thinking about: how important it is for me - and for each of us - to be present and kind in the face of another's struggles and sorrows. We cannot do everything, but each of us can do something...every bring more peace and hope to our world. We can each pay attention to the people around us, noticing if they may be hurt (inside or out) and if they might need a bit of our care.

You will see that this poem has a repeating line that turns at the end. I did not plan that. The poem made it happen. Allow your poems to lead you, young friends.

Linda is hosting the Poetry Friday roundup at A Word Edgewise with thoughtful words and a golden shovel poem about her work as a school librarian this week. Please know that all are welcome each Friday as folks share poems, poem books, poetry ideas, and friendship.

I offer my deepest respect and appreciation for all teachers and staff in schools over this past year and days. Thank you for all that you do to love, teach, and protect our students every day. For those of you heading into summer now, I offer you my love and wishes for joy and rest.



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  1. Amy, your poem is full of inspiration. The narrator understands the need for compassion for others. May you continue to bring messages of kindness and hope to children via poetry.

  2. I love how your poems always reach out to others, always bring in a new friend.

  3. Thank you Amy. You always have the right words.

  4. Yes. The way out of grief is to reach out to others. We can be for someone in need.

  5. Yes, someone will need, indeed. Thank you for turning our hearts outward.