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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Me

I'm five
and for my school picture
I'm wearing a dress
starched and pressed.
Mother has pinned
a gardenia in my hair.
And Mother is upset
that yesterday
I took the scissors
and cut
my own bangs.

     Do you like your school pictures?  For today, let's try writing a poem about your experience with school pictures.  Did you ever forget it was picture day?  Were you ever sick on picture day?  Did your hair get messed before the picture?


  1. Precious picture and memories.

  2. Great picture and I personally think you did a fine job on your bangs!

  3. Dear Joy,
    You are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Love you.