Poetry Friday: Surprise Ode


Thanks to  Kiesha at Whispers from the Ridge for hosting Poetry Friday.

On Monday we had our last Family Library Night.  It was a celebration of reading and saying goodbye to my fabulous families.  It was so wonderful.  I am grateful for my advocation.

20180604_175340The half-sister of the second grader who tragically died in 2004.  Her brother’s accident planted the seed of the manuscript I am working on.  As a fifth grader she just read my manuscript and in her card to me, she called us family.

I was gifted with a signed collection of the odes that Poetry Rocks wrote.  In it was a surprise ode written bt Avery.  Here it is:

Ode to Ms. Mac

I see Ms. Mac reading a book.
I hear Ms. Mac reading a book.
I feel relaxed by Ms. Mac reading
a book out loud so everyone can hear it.
I wonder if she is reading an Eric Ode
Yes she is.

Ah, Avery, this is wonderful and such a gift.  Thank you.


3 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Surprise Ode

  1. What a wonderful gift, Jone! I know you will treasure it always. It’s a beautiful thing when partnerships like this are made and kept. Best wishes for your manuscript work!

  2. Jone, what a wonderful pic, student, and gift! I am happy for you! Keep working on your MS! If you ever want to share MSs or critiques let me know. gailaldous@msn.com. Are your member of SCBWI? I have been for years, but need to join again. It is very helpful to children/YA writers.

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