There's something about poetry that saves me… ~ Martin Espada
Really like this line, a throw away phrase could linger on for ages in the mind of another- very neat. Thanks
Thanks Fred. And, I actually wasn't even (or just) thinking of bad comments, though that's the direction I went with the pic. I was thinking also of some of the random stuff people say, little details that end up sticking in my mind instead of the main point of their comments.
this has a kind of frustrated feel...I like it and at the same time it is uncomfortable in a way.Wander
Yea...I'm not through with it, I think, but I'm trying to do the poem a day thing for the month. Also, I think the picture with it was not a good choice. Thanks for reading and responding.
Oh, Mary I didn't mean that the poem couldn't stand by itself...just that the feeling that hit me when I read it was "frustrated" of course this is your poem and you can rewrite it if you want but I don't think you need too.now as for the pic........yeah, not so much.Wander
Many thing linger in my mindThen come out my little rhyming behind
Oh dear, I probably shouldn't type the comment I'm thinking. Instead I'll just say thanks for reading! :o)
A light poem that bounces along, but for me it holds a vital message for adults dealing with kids. The chance remark from a significant adult, forgotten even before its echo has died, can be pivotal in the formation of a child's self image
Yes, you're right Stafford. For bad and for good too. Sometimes a small kindness can make all the difference.
This was a great mind-tickler, I instantly came up with a cupful of examples.
Thanks Rain. I'm glad this resonated with you.