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.


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


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.

Anonymous said...

oooo, I like this, very true.

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!


Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous 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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