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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy May 5th, Boys' Day

Carp fly over
the doorstep.
Carp fly over
the porch.

Bright orange fish
catch the breeze
flap like kites.
One big one
two smaller ones
the  fish are my dad,
my brother and me.

Mom made sure
the fish flutter
to celebrate
boys' day;
to mark 
how many men
live in our house,
to celebrate here
in Hawaii.

     Is Boys' Day celebrated in your community?  Your challenge for today is to write a tribute poem to a boy you know.  What makes him special?  Why is it great to be a boy?  Have fun writing. 

1 comment:

  1. What a great custom and a wonderful way to celebrate boys! What do they do for girls?