Wow, the days sure do pass quickly around here! It seems a mere half hour or so ago, I was writing Day 1! Okay, enough sarcasm. Here’s the second of my catch up poems. I’m just going to keep going until I:
a. catch up, or
b. have a brain meltdown.
At which point, for either outcome, writing will cease until tomorrow.
SO! Day 2. Today’s prompt is to use an epigraph to kickstart the poem. I’ve recently fallen more in love with quotes by one Dr. Maria Montessori. Being a Montessori teacher myself, I always find her quotes to resonate with me, and help sharpen my view on how I interact with my students. So naturally, I had to include her in this poetry endeavor.
Through my Eyes
“Of all things love is the most potent.”
Through my eyes, a cold and dreary wet day
is a memory
of splashing, laughing puddles
or snuggled together with a book and cocoa.
Through my eyes, a tragedy
is not a hopeless situation
but an opportunity to
pour myself out to you and make it better.
Through my eyes, a place
is always safe
to explore or run free
not to fear a wrong turn or mistake.
I am the strongest, and the biggest,
The most powerful and most enduring
Thing we have to fight against
Look through my eyes.