My daughter has mad skills. I have always known that Haley is smart... brilliant really. She has always been a 'thinker'... taking in EVERYTHING that she hears. She lives inside her head mostly, which can be wonderful and bad at the same time. ;) I love it when she opens up and shows us what she's thinking.
Yesterday I didn't quite get home by the time the kids were off the bus, so I called to let them know that I would be home shortly. She immediately read me a poem that she had written. I was shocked. It was really good. And not just like, oh, what a cute poem kind of good... but like, wow, she should send that into a contest or something. :) (When you read it, if you disagree, spare me, I'm having a Proud Mama moment here!)
What? You want to read it? Okay!
Ocean blue, reflecting sky,
eagle wings up so high,
as land and wind dance in time
as magic shivers down our spine
salty sea, frothy foam
it's time to bring lost objects home
with teh help of three friends
this hero shall make all amends
water, logic, love and sky,
all emotions running high
now it's time to catch the theif
until the victims find relief!
When I asked her what inspired it, she said that it is about a game that she and some friends play at recess. To me that just made it more neat. It wasn't just sort of a fairy tale poem... it had context!! I am really proud of her.. I think I'm going to go buy her a little book to write her poems in. When I was in Middle School I used to love to write poetry... even won a contest at my school for one I'd written. I haven't written a poem since 8th grade. It's so fun to see that she is enjoying something I did when I was her age. :)