Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Where I am Going

I am going to sticky fingers
    To thick, pudgy hands grasping thin pencils
Chubby, waxy crayons
    whose colors range from brick red to cerulean.
I am going to brightly colored bulletin boards,
holiday cutouts, one-hundred and eighty days
     long days, but not enough time.

I am going to nursery rhymes and sing-a-longs,
     picture books and friendly characters.
To bookshelves overflowing with titles
and pages brimming with illustrations.
Captivating centers, irresistible opportunities
      intriguing learning “games.”
I am going to carpet spots and “criss-cross applesauce.”

I am going to important partnerships
     give and take
     and endless possibilities.
To bold colored canvases.

I am going to true happiness,
     to a belief in a better tomorrow,
     and to the willingness to do what is need
     to achieve the future.