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I see a young boy Saying He's going to run away. Deep inside, It's already happened. Ronny Dibbern (Grade 8) From Ten-Second Rainshowers: Poems by young people. Compiled by Sanford Lynne

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Poetry Friday: For The First Time

I hope you are not confused by the title of this post.  It is simply the name of the weekly blogging event  I am participating in, and the title of my poem which will appear therein. 

I did not mean to imply that I was participating in Poetry Friday for the first time.  This, in fact, is my 4th appearance in as many weeks.  Prior to that, I was an irregular reader of some of the entries through links to some of the other poetry blogs I follow.  My blog is not a poetry blog as such, it is more a mixed bag of miscellany in the shape of a blog. It is true that I am certainly on a poetry kick these days. While this is not the first time I have posted on Poetry Friday, this is the first poem I have written specifically with this blogging event in mind. 

I really enjoy these blogging events.  Back when I was homeschooling my kids, and this blog was called Home School Dad, I participated in weekly blogging events called Three Things Thursday, Works for me Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, and my favorite the Carnival of Homeschooling.  Some of my favorite posts in my 13 + years of blogging were when I hosted the aforementioned carnival.

In a few months, I will be hosting one of the Poetry Friday's which I am very excited about and have already begun drafting.  One thing I will put an end to, at least for the week I host it, is this whole Poetry Friday on a Thursday thing.  This is very typical of all the blogging events I've ever participated in.  If you want to be one of the first posts on the Linky list, and who doesn't?, you need to post the day before.  Now I must ask you my fellow existentialists, is it really Poetry Friday when you post it on Pre-Poetry Thursday? 

Therefore, When I host in August, my post will drop at 11 p.m central time on Thursday Night.  That's because it will be Friday in New York City and if that's good enough for New Year's Rocking Eve it's good enough for me.  

I believe that's more than enough pre-amble/rant.  Here is my poem for the week ...

 For The First Time

Meeting someone

Is like


Into the middle

Of two movies

They walk into yours

You walk into theirs

You both walk into

What could be

The pivotal scene

Of your lives

Poetry Friday is being hosted this week at Reading to the Core



laurasalas said...

Ooooh. What a great concept, shown in such spare, accessible language. I love it! Thanks for the advance warning on your hardcore Friday plan! Hahaha. I think the Thursday night is mostly because mornings are just so busy (esp for the many teachers participating in PF). This week, I scheduled my poem to post Thursday evening, as always, and then totally forgot to add it to the linkup until Saturday morning. Out doing library storytimes all week. Oh well! That's the beauty of PF. Everyone does it a bit differently--and that is welcome.

Margaret Simon said...

I recently made (or reconnected to, rather) a new friend. Our kids had been friends years ago. Talk about walking into each other's movies. We had a lot of catching up to do. Thanks for your capture in a poem!

Elisabeth said...

I love that your poem is in three stanzas - on the page it looks like the first and last stanzas meet in the middle stanza, echoing the image created in your poem. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us this week. (Your existential question made me LOL).

Mary Lee said...

I love the hope and mystery in this poem! Each person we meet will have an unknown effect on the story of our life (and we on theirs). It's a little like the interaction between book and reader -- we create a new story every time we read.

Catherine Flynn said...

Such an intriguing idea that we might unknowingly walk into "the pivotal scene of [our] lives." A good reminder to always be open to the new and unfamiliar. Thank you for sharing!