Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SOLC 2013 Day 20: Keeping it short

Hail storm
Up at two-a-m
Big yawns
Back to sleep

Up again
More big yawns
Dark drive
Grateful for coffee

                                                      Busy day
                                                      Hard working students
                                                      Friendly teachers
                                                      Leave for meeting

                                                      "Old" colleague
                                                       Some catching up
                                                       Making plans
                                                       Son now ready

                                                        High school
                                                        Classes are chosen
                                                        Meeting over
                                                        Back to work

                                                        Faculty meeting
                                                        Lots of celebrations
                                                        IEP updates
                                                        Back to desk

                                                        Sub planning
                                                        New schedule printed
                                                        Eleven hours
                                                        More big yawns

                                                         Back home
                                                         Immediately in pajamas
                                                         Head hurts
                                                         Leftovers for dinner

                                                         Facebook time
                                                         Chatting with son
                                                         So ready
                                                         Warm comfy bed.


  1. I love your poetic structure. It flows from the tiresome activities, the business of life, to some warm ending moments.

    1. Self-care is paramount for us teachers, MaryHelen. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love this format... I can't wait to give it a try.

    1. It was really born of exhaustion--thanks! It started as an attempt for two words each line...but this worked just as well, I think.

  3. Love the format, and how much you were able to convey in so few words......I am trying hard to learn that....but not doing so well....guess I will have to keep practicing....:-)

    1. Darlene, it was nice to "break the rules" with incomplete sentences, since it seems that's all I teach for test prep these days. Usually, I am guilty as well of being WAY too verbose. :-)