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same two words….

¿

every year

i ask the same two questions,

and

every year

the answers never change.

for the first i ask

“How was your day”

and

with one word

the answer is…….

“BORING”

¿

the next one is simple –

“So, what did you do”

and

i would expect a little more explanation

BUT

he never strays from his usual response

and

with a tired sigh

he says……

“NOTHING”

¿

SO,

you can imagine my surprise,

on the first day of school

when my typical inquiries were made ~

a total of five words

popped out of his mouth ~

i was stunned,

i was shocked,

i was amazed!

¿

i just about back ended the car in front,

and

thought I was going to faint ~

when the words

“NOT BAD”

&

“SOME INTERESTING STUFF”

spilled from his mouth,

via

his 16 (almost 17) year old brain!

 ¿

i have nothing more to add to this piece

because i am still in a state of shock,

so

i will say

THANK YOU for reading,

i must get back to work now

i am being bad ~

why

because

i am still on the clock!!!

 ¿

August 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm 16 comments

Oscar

visions and dreams inspired

sweat and sleepless nights

dues must be paid

patiently he stands waiting

photo 1(5)

the 6′ tall Oscar

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photo 2(5)

Oscar wearing one of Jordan’s favorite t-shirts.

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Currently the young man is knee-deep in film footage.  He has begun editing his film project for school.  From what I have been told, there is much to do. This is the big one – he conceived the story, wrote the script, casting, directing, lighting, sound, editing…..

I believe my future Scorsese is having a wonderful time. 

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photo

Text updates from the set.

 

April 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm 16 comments

way down the lane…

staring down the lane…

standing poised behind the line…

deep concentration…

a mighty orb in his hand…

perchance a strike awaits him?

bowling

first match of the season…

November 14, 2013

November 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm 5 comments

what and where

out of his shadow

rolls an infinite highway

question is – where to?

the post script:

ah… what to do with one’s life…engineering is beginning to look pretty interesting…..but what kind………???????

October 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm 15 comments

not far but away

new road to follow

same moon and stars in the sky

away growing up

October 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm 10 comments

soccer season

a year older

a bit taller

new team

new faces

new uniform

new coach

new field

new goals

new excitement in the air

a new season has begun…

photo 3

second game of the season
not the greatest picture – there will be more to come:)

Oh – by the way – they won.  2-0!

August 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm 6 comments

pnut

tears keep streaming down

staggering sadness pains me

I’ll miss him so much

walking gitchy

the last ‘w’

August 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm 20 comments

almost gone

in less than a month,

he is going away,

my baby is going away.

*

he will be off on his own,

away from his home,

the only home he’s ever known.

*

i am trying hard not to cry,

not to shed one tear

keep a smile on my face,

leave no trace of my fears…

*

no trace of my fears –

– in letting him go

– not hugging him tight

or looking in his eyes.

not having him near –

– sitting by my side

– hearing his laugh

or kissing him good night.

*

i know i must let go –

let him go his own way,

go out into this world

what else can I say …

but

i love miss him

and

will miss him

so,

so

very

much.

July 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm 25 comments

weeping

falling

falling

one

at

a

time

.

.

.

they

come,

they

go,

each

one

is

mine

.

.

.

some many,

some few,

but

all come

calling

because

of

you

.

they tickle

they sting

they twinkle

they burn

they evolve from places

all

with the longing to yearn –

break from their chains

and

ride free down

my

cheek

where

they

glimmer

in

the

light

of

your

smile

so

sweet

June 4, 2013 at 12:38 am 8 comments

why

i received an email today from my sons’ high school.

words typed across the screen

brought such deep sadness to my heart –

“a sophomore student died suddenly and unexpectedly”

more words on another screen…

“fifteen year old girl died suddenly on saturday”

i read further –

“school providing professional counselors, social workers, psychologists”

then i read –

‘family requests donations to be made to

Out of the Darkness, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’

i wish i could grab my boys,

hold them tight and never let go.

April 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm 19 comments

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