So this week I’ve been hosting a little poetry seminar for my niece (age 12) and my nephew (age 10). We get together on FaceTime each day, and we read a poem together and talk about it. Very casual, and a fun way to connect with them.
Yesterday, my niece suggested that we each try to write a poem, and she suggested the theme of “Change.”
So here’s what I wrote:
For the Kids
I didn’t notice this morning
Or even this afternoon
Dinner seemed just regular
But now by the light of the moon
I see that you are different
Much taller than you were.
And something in your eyes –
You seem much more mature.
There’s growing up that’s going on
I’m getting older, too
And what I wouldn’t give for
One more moment with baby you.
© S. Bennett
I gave myself all the #AuntieFeels with this – it totally puddles me up – and I’m happy to share it with you.
Feel free to post it or forward it or pass it around in whatever way feels good. (Just keep the attribution, please : )
Also – I highly recommend poetry writing as a stress-management technique.
Even just a few minutes spent playing around with words calms me down, you know?
By The Way, You Look Really Great Today