Friday, September 06, 2013

Summer Reading - a reading poem/a school poem

Summer Reading
Greg Pincus

I read two dozen comic books. Three graphic novels, too.
I understood the signs so wasn't eaten at the zoo!
I read aloud each billboard as we drove on our vacation.
The packages our food comes in? I read their information.
I figured out which films to watch by reading their descriptions.
I read a lot of magazines (and got a few subscriptions).
I learned the rules of four new games by reading the instructions.
I devoured five new joke books (though I skipped the introductions).
I read the list of all the things I can't do at the pool.
I even read the packet labeled "Welcome Back to School."
I think I am a reader, though in class I get "those" looks...
'Cuz I didn't crack a cover of my summer reading books!

Ah, yes... summer reading. You know... let's not talk about that - let's talk instead about the fact that the Poetry Friday roundup is up over at Author Amok today! The roundup is purely happy stuff (as is, I've always believed, the very name Author Amok), so head on over and get your fill o' poetry goodies.

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Margaret Simon said...

Your poem reminds me of many little boys that I teach. They love to read, but only what they want to read. It can be tough to get them to trust me to offer good books. Glad you are back. Hope your summer was relaxing.

Lois said...

How true, Greg. Love the poetry you send.

Author Amok said...

Hi, Gregory K. Summer reading was a painful prospect for my high schooler this year. Ugh. Just ugh.

Bridget Magee said...

Reading is reading, whatever the medium being read. Fun poem, Greg, thanks for sharing. =)

April Halprin Wayland said...

LOVE this one, Greg!

Ruth said...

Yeah, at least they are reading! I have boys in my class reading car magazines, a book about soccer with lots of pictures, graphic novels online...whatever works!

Mary Lee said...

LOVE this! My mom, who subscribes to your poems, forwarded it to me, knowing that I would love it! I'm saving it for the first week of school next year! (and the last week of school THIS year!!)

Gregory K. said...

Thanks, y'all! Obviously I'm a "reading is reading" kinda guy, too....

BJ Lee said...

Those cereal boxes can be pretty entertaining reading! Fun poem, Greg!

David LaRochelle said...

You nailed it, once again, Greg. I you sure you're not really a ten-year-old using your father's photo as your own?