Friday, April 27, 2018

Hold On Now... - a phone poem

Hold On Now...
Greg Pincus

I'm waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting.
The hold music stops, and I'm anticipating...
Oh no! The recording of updates and news
Starts playing again, and I'm starting to snooze.
Then back to the music that's spooky and droning -
I swear the composer was aiming for moaning.
I just have five questions! It's like they don't care.
I'm thinking I might have to rise from my chair
And find them in person. It makes me a wreck.
Life sure is harder since Mom went high tech.

Oh, sure... this might be as much for a parent as child... or might've been written entirely while on hold with an unnamed company. I'm not saying anything, I tell ya! But whatever... it's here and now it's yours to decide about.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

It's National Poetry Month. It's Poetry Friday. And it's Lee Bennett Hopkins' birthday, too! This makes for a poetry triumvirate worthy of celebration... and so I join with my friends in the kidlitosphere to celebrate a man who is, indeed, worthy of huge cheers. Happy Birthday, Lee!

Below is Lee's poem Spring, first shared here in 2009 as part of the inaugural 30 Poets/30 Days.

Lee Bennett Hopkins


cloud-bursting showers

April fools
fledglings on wing

no thing

From SHARING THE SEASONS (McElderry Books).
©2009 Lee Bennett Hopkins. All rights reserved.
Used by permission.