Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day 25 Hands Can Do So Many Things

When the coin was flipped it came up heads and the topic is hand(s). Anything you can do with your hand(s). Heads means freedom to write whatever/however you feel inspired to about the topic. When I taught one of the writing exercises I had my students do was list verbs about a noun then put them into verse to form a poem. Here is my attempt at that assignment.

Hand Can Do Many Things

Hands can do many things
Applaud a job well done
Sooth a fevered brow
Point out the right way

Hands can do many things
Stir a dough for cookies
Paint a beautiful portrait
Swat the bottom of a wayward child

Hands can do many things
Dial a phone to just say, "hello"
Type a message full of news
Write a love note never sent

Hands can do many things
Wipe away all kinds of tears
Snap a warning loud and clear
Clench in rage at injustice

Hands can do many things.

Something Extra

You Are Mashed Potatoes

Ordinary, comforting, and more than a little predictable

You're the glue that holds everyone together.


anthonynorth said...

Yep, they're very useful things to have on the ends of your arms. And among other things, they can assist in writing nice poetry.
Thanks for that.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wonderful writing and composing once again Patsy!!

Now I hafta go check out what part of Thanksgiving I am. I do know I LOVE mashed potatoes. hehehehe

Hootin' Anni said...

ps....I'm mashed potatoes also. Got butter? Better yet, got gravy?

Skittles said...

Well done! I applaud this post (with my HANDS).

It reminds me I need to write an email to someone who's feeling a little down today.
I'm Stuffing. Yum!

Momisodes said...

Wow. I just love this exercise. I wish my teacher had us doing something like this while I was in school. Very creative.

I loved the varying emotions expressed in so few words.

Well done :)

p.s. I'm also mashed potatoes.