Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Maybe Tomorrow

(Tomorrow I'm off to Westwood International School in Gaborone to speak to the students there about my writing. That and this week's Search Engine Fiction prompt- Maybe Tomorrow- brought me to this little poem)


Maybe Tomorrow

I’m off to town.
I’ll speak my part
But will they hear?
Or simply cheer
And look away
To later say-
Who was that clown?

I want to make
Them see my way.
That books are good
And writing should
If done just right
Become the light
To help with any ache.

Or

I’ll lend a hand
To show the way
To open dreams
For a certain one
Who maybe tomorrow
Will take my place.

6 comments:

Selma said...

I think the final stanza will be the one. They will be inspired by your passion. There will be one student, maybe more whose outlook will change because of you. I am really excited about this. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Cricket said...

What a wonderful opportunity to be able to influence the minds of our youth. Best wishes!

Lauri Kubuitsile said...

Well I'm back and it was very nice. I had older kids this year and they got me a bit better than last year with the younger ones. I really love talking to kids. I wish I'd get invited more often.

Kayt said...

lovely piece - like a prayer for how to find a positive outlet - glad your day was a good one with the kids - very cool that you get to do that!

Lauri Kubuitsile said...

It's just a silly little poem really, but thanks for your kind words Kayt.

David said...

And, no doubt, that 'certain one" will continue the cycle. Enjoyable, uplifting poem. Thanks, David