My next verse novel is going to the printers on Monday (Yay!) so I thought I’d share a poem from that in celebration of Poetry Friday and all things wonderful… like friends!
I Don’t Eat My Friends! The kids in my class are like a jumbo pack of assorted party lollies – they’re all different, but I like them all. (I don’t eat my friends!) Some kids talk a lot; others tell funny jokes. Some kids ask questions and listen lots; others ask questions and don’t listen at all. Some kids are bossy (sometimes too bossy!); others like to be told what to do – want you to do it for them. Some kids are quiet and always there; others are quiet and always alone. All my classmates are different, but that’s the best thing about friends … and lollies. © Kathryn Apel
I’m so thankful for the many beautiful friends who sweeten my life, including the wonderful Poetry Friday peeps, who feed my love of words in verse. Thanks to Karen-consumer-of-coffee for hosting us this week and collecting the links at karenedmisten.blogspot.com.au.
‘Too Many Friends’ will be published by UQP in May 2017, and I canNOT wait to share it!