It's Poetry Monday, and the topic this week is ....... A CHILDHOOD HERO.
Join Delores, MotherOwl, Mimi, Diane, and me as we reveal the heroes of our youth. You are welcome to leave your poem in the comments or post on your own blog; if you do the latter, please leave a note in the comments so we can find you. Use the topic, or choose another -- just have fun with the process and keep your brain humming along.
I pondered the topic all week and just couldn't get inspired, I'm afraid. Despite having a caring family, good adults in my community, and good teachers at school, I didn't think of them as heroes and I didn't want to follow precisely in the footsteps of any of them.
Maybe I'm stubborn, or independent, or just using too narrow a definition of the word "hero".
Maybe they were all heroes.
But my brain continues to be as empty as . . . a bird's nest in December . . . a politician's address to the people . . . a squeezed sponge of water . . . (for more similes, click here)
I'm Ready For My Ten Lashes With A Wet Noodle Now
When I tried to write about a childhood hero
All I came up with was a big fat zero
Knowing I wasn't getting anywhere with the topic, I felt even more reluctant than usual when I thought about Monday approaching.
I'll let these memes drive the point home . . .
And that concludes this edition of Poetry Monday -- whew!