Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two Poems


You wait there patiently
to be noticed; my faithful friend

You do so much for me; 
you are a resting place, 
a table, a comfy bed
a catch-all for me

You wait there patiently
to be noticed; my faithful friend



They have no idea what I go through
Always using me

Placing their smelly feet on my back
Dropping crumbs, placing bags, papers, and laptops there
Even the cat sinks his claws into me
before settling down for a nap

Do they not understand
They smother me?


  1. HA! I love these! My ottoman is my favorite piece of furniture - poor thing! Great point of view poems!

  2. Thanks for your comment, Chris. I love my ottoman too and had my feet up when I wrote this. :) I was going to include a picture of mine, but I'm afraid it has seen its better days!

  3. What a great slice - taking something so ordinary and giving it such personality. These seem like great mentor texts to use with kids as examples of how to find topics in the everyday.

  4. Thanks, Dana. That means so much coming from you since I admire your skill as a writer! I've also learned a lot from you about some different structures to try in my own writing and with my students so you've been a great mentor to me! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment.

  5. I love the 2 points of view. The ottoman's voice is so disdainful. A very fun piece of writing!