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Of course you know it’s¬†Poetry Month
but do you know that
the wonderful and
mouth-wateringly
delicious Jama Rattigan
has herded poet bloggers
in the Kidlitosphere onto
her site  this month?

Thank you, Jama!

 

(And check out my group blog,
TeachingAuthors.com!
Every Friday when we talk
poetry, poetry, poetry!)

 

I write a poem each day; during Poetry Month 2015 I’m sharing *PPPs¬†
Welcome to Poetry Month 2015!

Eli and I will be feeding you one PPP per day for Poetry Month this year. ¬†What is a PPP, you ask? ¬†A *Previously Published Poem. ¬†I have so many poems in so many anthologies, books and magazines, Eli thought I should snap a leash on one each day this month and give it a walk around the block. ¬†So that’s what we’re doing this year. ¬†Enjoy!

(once you click on the title of the poem to the right,
the post shows up below¬†‚Üď )

Eli thinking deep, poetic thoughts…

April 12

BUSSSSSSSSSSSS


BUSSSSSSSSSSSS
by April Halprin Wayland

Brakessssshisssssss
wheelsssssssssqueal
busssssssssssssssss
sssssssssssssto-ops.

Step in! Step up!
the doors shut
the coins clink
the driver gives a friendly wink

She presses down the fat gas pedal
a creepy sound of scraping metal
the bus roars
an old man snores

Brakessssshisssssss
wheelsssssssssqueal
busssssssssssssssss
sssssssssssssto-ops.

Step down! Step off!
Bus breathes.
Busssssssssssssssss
leaves.

published in Roll Along — Poems on Wheels selected by¬†Myra Cohn Livingston (McElderry Books, 1993)

from MorgueFile.com

from MorgueFile.com

poem © 2015 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

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