I wonder what he’d write?

The other day, Pearl and Fainjin were driving each other batty.  She decided a toy he had was “hers” (it had been hers, four years ago when it was age-appropriate) and snatched it from him, and, well, things escalated from there.

To break them up, I suggested she do some homework.  She’s meant to be writing poems this term, and this seemed like a good opportunity.  She gave me the hairy eyeball, but I pointed out that good poems describe something you’re passionate about – and she seemed pretty passionate about her little brother, so why didn’t she write about him?

Here’s the result:

Horibble little Brothers.

they won’t share they don’t care

they hit you they hurt you

they always hate you

So beware o beware because

they will always hate you!

they hide things they hate things

they brake things they make things

they make mess you have to clen up

So beware o beware Because

Little Brothers are Horibble!

(copyright, reproduced with kind permission of the author)

She was pleased with it – she was proud of using both rhyme and alliteration.  I really like the rhythm.  And by putting some of her poisonous feelings down on the page, she tamed them a little and they were able to tolerate each other’s company again.

Plus it was much quieter without them screaming at each other.

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One Response to “I wonder what he’d write?”

  1. leechbabe Says:

    That is a great poem and really captures the feelings of the situation.

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