Day #20

The challenge for today was to write a poem in the voice of a member of my family. Here’s a snippet of my life…

my little wonder

7:05 a.m.
i wonder if i have school today.
i wonder if there’s food for breakfast.
I wonder if mama knows.
I wonder if mama’s awake.
I wonder if I should wake her.
I wonder if mama would be mad if I helped myself to a banana.

I wonder if my hot wheels like water.
I wonder if the wheels still turn when they’re wet.
I wonder if mama knows.
I wonder if they like to swim.
i wonder what i could put water in to check it out.
i wonder if mama would be mad if i gave myself a bath in the hot wheels water.

i wonder where that scissors is that mama used yesterday.
i wonder if i’m going to go for a haircut this week.
i wonder if mama knows.
i wonder if it would help mama if i found her scissors.
i wonder if her scissors would cut hair.
i wonder if mama would be mad if i gave myself a haircut.

i wonder if mama’s awake.
i wonder if she’ll be so proud of me for feeding myself and giving myself a bath and finding her scissors and cutting my hair.

7:06 a.m.
i wonder if i should wake mama and ask…

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About cjpjordan

A poet, a writer, an artist, a thinker, a musician and occasionally a skeptic, when I'm not teaching or traveling, I love to read and write and play the ukelele. I'm loving life with my Little Wonder--his energy and joy for life is contagious. He makes me believe and hope again. I don't want to forget these moments that pass so quickly so I have decided to write them down for posterity and for you to enjoy.

1 thought on “Day #20

  1. Love it! So cute and very true, I remember pretending to fall asleep in a nap and wake up announcing I had slept for an hour, to which my mom answered it had only been a few minutes.

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