Poetry, Poetry by Mandy Webster

Poetry Friday: Saturday Scratch-off

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For this week’s Poetry Friday, hosted by Hey, Jim Hill!, I am sharing an original poem about a little girl and her grandmother:

Saturday Scratch-off

Come on, Grandma! Catch up!

I scamper ahead on
ice-slicked concrete. I am
impatient. She’s slower
than wiggly gummy worms
that will slither down my
throat on the way home from
the Stop-n-Go. Continue reading “Poetry Friday: Saturday Scratch-off”

Poetry, Poetry by Mandy Webster

Poetry Friday: Tackling teenage pregnancy

MAHS Poetry Out Loud competition 5
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For today’s Poetry Friday, sponsored this week by Wild Rose Reader, comes from real-life. I remember how “everyone” in my 8th grade class talked about the girl who had a baby over the summer, and I also remember wondering if I was the only person who didn’t judge her. I only wish I’d had the guts to speak up for her. Continue reading “Poetry Friday: Tackling teenage pregnancy”