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.


  1. Megan- I loved this poem! What a need idea to change the "Where I'm From" theme to "Where I'm Going"! It's also very clear what you plan on doing in your future with the unique words you used to describe the profession. My only suggestion would be to have the indents be the same from stanza to stanza. Overall though, great work!

  2. Megan-

    I thought this poem had a lot of rich description in it. Phrases like "chubby, waxy crayons" and "bold colored canvases" really connected with me, and I think they give your work a whimsical quality. I think in the last stanza, the word "need" should be "needed". I also think your writing develops more flow as you reach the end of the poem, but the first stanza doesn't feel as rhythmic. Overall, I thought this was a great poem, and an interesting take on the "Where I'm From" poem!