Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eclipse, Velocity, Languish for 3WW

He drags into class
with the velocity
of a bubble
in a lava lamp.

I watch him languish
day after day
no homework
no participation.

His eyelids sag
in a Ritalin-induced
stupor. I tell a joke.
He stares at me.

I ask him a question.
He blinks and mumbles
an answer. An unnecessary
eclipse of the mind.

20 comments:

maglomaniac said...

Expressions nicely sealed.
Atleast he answers after the blinking and staring.
But thats how the varied mentality begins.

an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

~Harsha

anthonynorth said...

I can see you have hard work with that one.

ThomG said...

How do you reach kids like that? Wow, is all I have to say.

Yellow Tulip said...

beautiful:) keep penning:)

Mark said...

Nicely written, yet so damned sad.

Tumblewords: said...

Nicely done. Scary stuff, for sure. Good luck.

wordvamp said...

oooo, I like this, very true.

http://wordvamp.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/an-offering-for-death/

Just someone said...

That's sad, but true... and well said!

Great work!

Jeeves said...

How do you manage. Loads of patience. Lovely poem

gautami tripathy said...

You know how I can connect with that!

let my poemlette take you on

swapna said...

"Velocity of a bubble" was indeed a thoughtful construct...image came across so vividly.

Jane Doe said...

That's a vivid image, the bubble in the lava lamp. I've felt like that many days. lol

It's sad that some kids are put into this Ritalin-induced stupor.

Great poem though!

Jane

fourwindshaiga said...

I can just imagine. Isn't it frustrating for you?

asleeponmyfeet said...

This is gut-wrenching. I read a study a while back that pointed out how unnecessary and even harmful some of these prescriptions are... laziness and a quick drug fix too often takes the place of the care and attention that would truly benefit these kids. The Moment Before Impact

LadyGarfield said...

sad and beautiful!

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