When the Mama Kat writing prompts for this week came out, I blithely ran a “random number generator” for one through five and came up with number two. The relatively easy part: write about a time someone made you smile. The not-so-easy part: write in poem format.
I wear a white robe – my “acolyte uniform”
I pass the priest the wafers, the wine, the water; I wash his hands
Each communicant kneels at the rail
Dressed “to the nines,” in sweats or jeans – and everything in between
She is all in something from “Justice for Girls”
A shirt that has a pink bunny on it, with a pink rhinestone collar and glitter
Her shirt says “just shine”
She is still a child – the balance has not at all tipped toward womanhood yet
The pink leggings match – the headband – the shoes with hearts on them
It all coordinates – there is also an “Almost Too Cool” set with a baby blue puppy
I remember shopping with Tenley at Justice
Charmed by the innocence of each image
Stressed by the cost, by her enthusiastic pleas not to wait until things got to the sale rack
Now the images, prices, and sounds bombard me at Hollister and Abercrombie
I smile and reminisce
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
Karen & Gerard Zemek says
This prompt was too hard to me so I chose the 10 reasons why I don't drink coffee one: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2010/11/10-reasons-why-i-dont-drink-coffee.html
As we get older as parents, I feel like those “Just Shine” moments are coming more rapid fire…it is both wonderful and sad at the same time…
How very sweet! Kids grow up so fast.
I love this. Great job.
Very good job. I chose an easy prompt. 🙂
What a nice tribute! I haven't used a writing prompt on my blog, but I think I may start.
I LOOOVE this! Yes, I’m totally tearing up at the thought. Ugh!
Paula Kiger (Big Green Pen) says
Thanks … and I know you don’t expect me to apologize for touching a nerve (because we all have to go there) but sending some support your way. Sending mine off to PROM tomorrow night!