Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Another "Pome"--It's Poetry Party Time!
Christine at Abbey of the Arts has a new Poetry Party, and I'm only a couple of days late. Here's the image:
I confess I'm not much of a grown-up. I can hear Eddie Murphy's voice in my head (he voiced the donkey in the "Shrek" movies) and I keep thinking about puns using the a-word for donkeys. I'm going to make a real effort to grow up.
She's not an ugly duckling,
Knobby knees and short grey fur,
tall, with big ears and a braying laugh--
She just doesn't (quite) seem to fit in with the sheep.
She's not a misfit,
Long legs for speed, relatively speaking,
a big body and bigger voice,
She doesn't fit, she leads.
An ungainly gift,
a reminder that we don't always see with perfect clarity.
And where we wonder, we can grow.
I wonder what she thinks
about living with all those sheep?