Monday, March 26, 2012

"One day you’re happy, the other you’re not"

Rudyard Kipling by Sir Philip Burne-Jones 1899

       My oldest daughter comes home from college every Thursday night so she can teach three groups of Writing Workshops on Fridays,  in the IEW (Institute of Excellence in Writing) format.  Of course, being my progeny, she throws in a healthy dose of poetry.  The children are so responsive to her infectious love of poetry. Whatever she asks of them....they cheerfully do. With her last Poet of the Month choice, Rudyard Kipling, she challenged the students to write their own JUST SO STORIES.  I am happy to present the following as a sample from my own little fella.........

One day you’re happy, the other you’re not
     A long time ago penguins had huge wings. When they flew, the wind went wild. Because their
Wings  were so huge, they swam really fast. They caught fish so easily, that there were practically no fish left.  And when they swam, the waves went flying in the air. One day the penguins saw the old magician and the penguins asked, “ Is the crab still playing with the sea?” “No,” he said. Then he said something that the penguins did not want to hear,  “I will have to make your wings smaller by tomorrow.“  The penguins begged him not to. But the next morning the penguins woke up with their wings really small. In fact, their wings were so small that they could not fly. And that is the end of One day you’re happy, the other you’re not.

Too sweet.  Too amusing. 

Thanks for letting me share with you. 

Passionweek Blessings,


P.S. Can't wait to share his "tragedies"  :)

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