My boy… (the both of you!)
you are a story
I cannot judge by the cover:
it’s still in the hands of the Artist to complete–
all I know is the title is a good one! You!
Every day I turn a page to find out
you’re in today.
Yours is a story filled with plot twist:
Legos lost and gained,
Some never found again.
Mountains to climb
And the villains of dark to conquer.
Just when I think I know how the story will go
Plot Twist! I discover your character
grown, developed, and a new chapter begins.
Yours is a story I love to read,
savor each suspenseful moment,
like the time you had my heart in my hands
over meeting a new friend…
or the pivotal moment you–
didn’t need me to rock you to sleep anymore…
moments heart-stopping and bittersweet by turns.
I’ll give this story Five Stars!
I pray one day soon, you’ll meet
There are parts unwritten,
pages left to turn,
Will you discover the meaning of life?
What new conflicts will arise?
Will you get the girl? (I hope!)
And will you have a happy ending?
You are a story…
Written by an Unseen Hand,
Read it well, my boy,
It is your own.
No particular form to this poem. However, I did make use of the poetic technique of extended metaphor. A typical metaphor is a comparison without using “like” or “as” – “She was a rose among thorns.” But usually the comparison ends there. An extended metaphor compares one thing to another throughout the duration of a piece of work, as I did here, comparing my boys to a book.
It could definitely use polishing but… as you can see, I missed yesterday’s post (writer’s block? exhaustion? one or both!), so I am going to skedaddle and just get this posted for today! Just three more days of my 31 day project! Have you been reading along the whle time, or are you just tuning in? You can see the full list of posts here (click the button!)