POEM: To My Daughter

For Day 8 of Poetry Month, the challenge was to:
REWRITE A FAMOUS POEM

THIS WAS INSPIRED BY LANGSTON HUGHES' POEM:
"MOTHER TO SON"

Come here girl you need to know
Don’t think my world’s a garden path!
I have been bitten by the rabid dogs
Who jumped their fences
And dug holes that made me stumble and fall
Hard
It took a while
I got back up limping
Grabbed some crutches
Picked up a flashlight
Mapped a new route
And continued on my way
Even when all I had was faith
And everyone else doubted my destiny
That’s why you can’t give up
Never bury your head
After you twist your ankle
And the dogs snarl and bark
With threatening teeth
Stand up straight
Like me baby
Don’t think my world’s a garden path!

By Cheryl Crockett (a.k.a. Miss Caryl Christmas)

#NaPoWriMo #LangstonHughes
#Poetrymonth #Poem #MotherToSon

Originally Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at this link:
http://poetatete.blogspot.com/2014/04/2014-april-…

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05/28/14
Why not give it a try? Do you have any favorite poems or poets?
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05/28/14
Most picture books are poems. I encourage you to add poetry to your reading time with your child, if you are not doing so already. And if you want to start writing poetry, try haiku; these are very small poems, so they're less intimidating. I post my haiku on the same site linked above. Let me know if you would like a tutorial. I would be happy to help.
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05/28/14
Oh! And THANK YOU! :-)
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