but somewhere in between…
my feet now touch the ground
though my thoughts are
somewhere in the clouds.
I look out my bedroom window
at the road which lies ahead
wondering how to get from A to B.
Do I really have to walk?
Why can’t I take a jumbo jet?
I don’t have all the answers.
Indeed, I don’t even know
which questions I should ask.
Yet, everywhere I seem to look,
all I find is rules.
Rules on rules on rules!
This is how to do your hair!
Living by this ringing bell,
has to be a form of hell!
but somewhere in between…
why can’t I just enjoy the view
before I grow too big?
23rd February, 2016.
My son was given an assignment this week to write a poem “Looking Through My Window”. He is about to turn 12 and has just started High School. I wanted him to see the topic from a different angle and that looking through his window could refer to what he sees as well as how he views the world…his perspective.
As it was, his poem came from another perspective entirely and he wrote from an imaginary point of view about a mysterious rabbit which he spotted out his window, which no one else could see. This rabbit took on surreal qualities and started glowing, combusting and then in the morning there was no trace of the rabbit at all. It struck me as being a bit Steven King but well done. I gave him a bit of help with punctuation but it was his own piece.
I am trying to work out a good balance on the homework front. Every kid and his dog is being tutored these days and I figured my husband and I are qualified enough to handle this. Geoff is one of those lucky few who are good at maths and English. My maths ability was never strong but after putting so much effort into my creative side, it fell into some kind of swamp years ago.
So, who does our daughter come to for maths help tonight? Ha! Yes, yours truly. Well, they’ve even changed the way you do subtraction since I was at school and so Geoff ended up giving the pair of us a Maths lesson.
I would have thought that being a poet would’ve automatically disqualified me from all of that!!
By the way, it was sweltering here today and I caught the dog lying in front of a small fan we had running to redirect the air-con into the bedrooms….just like many of you in the North must have pets in front of the fire/heater this time of year. I was very tempted to grab that sun today and stick it in an envelope and post it to you all…no returns. Yes, I know I’d regret it in the morning and the temperature is supposed to be much more comfortable tomorrow. It’s really been a scorcher today!
Anyway, all too soon, I’ll be complaining about the cold!!