Sunday, April 12, 2009

NaPoWriMo Day 10: The rock Queens




















The Rock Queens

Michelle 9 in her horse T-shirt
Tori 8 in pink ruffled tank
bored
decided to sell rocks
one day
at camp.

They gathered them
from the neighbors’
gravel driveway,

made an Open sign
and another
with prices,

then stood there
with their purses
and smiles
as people walked by.

Who could resist?
Everyone got such a kick
out of them.

Even the neighbors
bought a couple
of their own
rocks back.

They made $23!

Such imaginations
and entrepreneurship.

Now, as they become teenagers
will they display these qualities
or will they be hidden
behind sulky faces
drained through cell phones
and ipods?

Will they ever
be this young
and old
again?

2 comments:

Brian said...

Such a rush of questions. The future built on the past of innocence.

Giggles said...

Yes the answer is yes, with adult love, understanding and support they will be marvelous teens. They already make excellent choices! Another wonderful body of words!

Hugs Giggles

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