Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 2 Poem Challenge

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OK, today the challenge is to write about a superhero coming to my house and I have to state what my superpower is too!  A bit silly of an idea and it really had me going crazy...  This poem is not my usual topic nor is rhyming something I do well, but this month is about trying new ways to THINK and attempt things I am not necessarily comfortable with.  If you click on the b&w Poetry Month button on my sidebar, you will see this month's poetry prompts.

A Long-Suffering Super Hero

The day I banned "Mr. Super Clean",
my kids cried and said "You are mean."
He swooped in, that hero of thiers
to clean the four bedrooms upstairs.
A modern day "Cat in the Hat";
even cleaned the dirty bath mat!
Sang while he got the hard work done.
Making it seem easy and fun.
Happily asked "What else is there?
I can do more, I swear!"
Away from here I had to send
that indulgent super hero.
Responsibility taught: ZERO
My children must learn to take pride
in their own dilegence applied.
A different kind of hero, I.
Super Mom?  Well, not to their eye,
but I believe I'm guiding the way
for them to make a difference one day.
And that means responsibilities
must be done to their best abilities.
Today, no popularity contest won
but I think my odds are good in the long run.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, 4-2-11

3 comments:

Patty Ann said...

Love it!! It might not be your usual style, but it is lighthearted, fun and so true. Good job!

Carol Blackburn said...

Awesome, Margaret...that could not have been easy.

texwisgirl said...

So since Mr. Super Clean is free now, can you send him to my house please? :)

That was great!