Thursday, March 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday: A St. Paddy's Day Poem from 1988

When I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up to be a writer or a rock star. I started a blog and married a drummer. Close enough, right?
A rare pic of hubby on the blog.
When I was a little girl I also liked to write poems. If you read this blog regularly, you might have noticed a few poems pop up here and there. I never claimed to be particularly good at it, it is just something that I like to do. I like to move words and sentence structures around to make them rhyme.

I was going through some old things and I came across this poem I wrote in 1988 (that was middle school, I feel old). I don't have a lot of old stuff laying around. In fact, this might be the only thing in my house that dates back to the 80s. Back in the day I won a little poetry award for this one and I remember being so proud, but now that I think about it from an adult point of view, it was probably one of those "honorable mentions" that they give to everyone who enters.

In honor of Throwback Thursday, when once a month I usually share a post from the blog archives, I thought I would share my middle school poem instead. It seemed appropriate for St. Paddy's Day month because it is called Make Your Own Luck.

Throwback Thursday: a St. Paddy's Day Poem from 1988




A Poetrygram from World of Poetry. You're impressed. I can tell.

26 years ago I was so proud of my little poem and my silly little certificate award. Who knew that the grown up future me would think enough of it to share it on my blog. I hope you are all out there making your own luck!

Throwback Thursday. Me and my nine closest friends. 



Happy Thursday, Friends! How are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day? What are you sharing for throwback Thursday?


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8 comments :

  1. I can totally relate to this! I wrote a story in 3rd grade about my favorite baby doll. It made it to the state level for awards. I was proud - never got beyond that but hey....throw back days are all about the goodies. Thank you for sharing your throw back days! Happy Early St. Patty's Day!

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    1. That is so great! You should totally share your doll story. Do you still have it?

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  2. I used to write short stories all the time when I was a kid. Maybe some TBT I will take some pics of my first book I wrote when I was in kindergarten. This is a great poem. Wide for someone so young :0)

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