Mar. 31st, 2011 12:22 am
 A poem that poured out my brain when my creative writing professor was reading to us earlier today. 

A Short Poem of When I Was Younger

When I was in forth
grade I stood up in front
of the class and explained a story
trapped inside my head--it's still
stuck there, not ready to come
out of me.

Would I teach them games--
there was a card game called
speed I had learned at my
last school that everyone liked--
but no one liked me.

There was a book series that I told
my techer about, and she read
it aloud to the class
(which was unusual because it
was a fantasy series) and there
were computer games for it, and
everyone would play it, once they
saw me. But once someone tackled
me when we were playing tag.
I would read during recess after that.
 But I remember a few things about church that didn’t happen at Rocky Mountain Calvary (which means skull by the way, it’s the same as Golgotha, the hill that Jesus got crucified on, so just in case you didn’t think church was cool).

I remember that there was this one church during one of the summers we spent in Oklahoma where Grandma took us to the church she was going to. She was on crutches, because I think she had broken some part of her foot, and everyone had to ask what was happening as we walked in the door. And they let us, me and my brother I think, Alizza liked to go to adult church with mom. But not for long. After they did the children’s lesson they made us go into the main sanctuary for worship.

And it was loud. It was big, and very impressive in an older church kind of way, but it was loud. Daniel covered his ears and I think I was not that far behind (I think this and a few other experiences may have impacted Daniel. He still does not like going into loud sanctuaries). Mom was probably embarrassed by us. Things like that happened more times than I think I can remember.

Then there was a time we went driving in an Oklahoma city (Lord help me if I can remember which one we were in. It might have been Oklahoma City, as in the capital of Oklahoma, but I don’t know). And I think we went to go and get dinner, but there was this one street where there were all these churches. Seriously, every which way we looked there was a church as every other building on each side of the street. I think we started counting them at one point, but I have no idea how many of them there actually were. I’m not sure if Mom or Alizza could remember either (Daniel was probably too young at the time to even try and remember).

But when we got back to my grandma’s house my uncle Tiny was getting ready to leave.

“Where are you going?” someone asked.

“Church,” he replied.

“Which one?” Mom asked before kind of rasping out a laugh.
So, yeah, went to church today, and thought about all of the times I've gone to church. Move to come on this tomorrow.

Church )

Piece WC: 842
3/20/11: 2098
Project WC: 45280
Still Reading: Girl Power
So, it only took me about two and a half hours to write this :). I did it during Ever After.  It's a companion piece to Mortality in a memoir I've had on my heart to write for sometime now. And it's beginning to flow quite nicely. 

Fudge and Gravy )
Fudge and Gravy )

Piece Count: 2042
3/19/11 Count: Same
Project Count: 43182
Now Reading: Girl Power collected by Hillary Carlip
So, I went through a few kleenex on this one. It's very personal, so yeah. this is called Mortality. 

I remember a time druing the summer... )

3/14/11 WC: 2090
Piece Count: Same
Project Count: 32798
Now Reading: The History of Women's Underwear 
 Title: Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction
Author: Kerry Mallan
Summary: Kerry Mallan explores desire, romance, beauty, technology, sexual identity, and comedy in children's and young adult literature to better understand the way gender is portrayed in these varying subjects and genres.

Likes, Dislikes, and a Little Rant )

Over all though it: Exceeded Expectations.
But See for yourself: Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction by Kerry Mallan (who apparently charges a lot for her books...)

Now Reading: Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
Project WC: 30708



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