Thursday, April 22, 2010

An Elephant Wearing Tap Shoes

Em's 7th grade Language Arts class is doing a segment on poetry. Today they were each asked to write a poem of sorts--a series of similes and metaphors about a particular person.

Em chose to write about N.
He plays golf like a professional.
He is as quirky as an elephant wearing tap shoes.
He is as handsome as a male model ready for a photo shoot.
He can be as annoying as a dog begging for food.
But overall, my brother is a treasure that is special to me.

8 comments:

Niksmom said...

This is beautiful! Em made me cry. In a good way. I love how she loves and describes her brother.

po said...

How perfectly lovely! She is quite the treasure herself :). I remember how besotted she was with him from the moment he was born; so wonderful that that has not changed!

AB said...

Tissues needed. Brilliant!!!

kristenspina said...

Bravo!!

Emily said...

Very nicely done.

meg said...

Wow, that is so very lovely.

mayberry said...

Does that make you feel like the best mom in the world?! It should!

pixiemama said...

Beautiful.