Writing Prompt: Opposite Day… Poetry Day!

 Today’s Writing Prompt–if you normally write fiction, write a poem, if you normally write non-fiction, post a picture, if you normally post pictures,… write fiction! 

Okay, I never have been or never will be a poet! But it’s today’s writing prompt so here are two small poems for two men very close to my heart!

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Every day I wake up and wonder what today will hold,

Will it rain or snow, will it be hot or cold?

But most of all while we’re at a distance due to Covid-19, I wonder how you are, if you have slept, have you had breakfast yet, are you still working so damn hard on that dream of yours? The answer is yes, I bet!

When I go to sleep, you’re still awake, when I wake up you’re still awake. The time difference makes no difference forget +6 hours damn, you are up all hours!

I admire you, your drive your ambition, your goals, for all the years I’ve known you I’ve never really seen you fold!

What does the future hold? Not for me or you… but your goal?

Just know, while you’re there working hard I’m supporting you from afar,

I can’t wait to see you become the self-made millionaire I know you are!

And yeah, that joke you made about that holiday… I hold you to it!

So just make sure you when it comes to  all the goals you’ve set, like ‘Nike’ you better ‘just do it!’

 

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Baby boy mummy loves you, with all that’s going on in the world right now she feels extremely protective of you. Police, society, ‘Karen’ they all have it in for you, or anyone that looks like you,

Life has changed, you stay home, no school, no friends, it feels like we’ve been thrown into the den of the unknown. But we’re trying to do what’s best for you, until we know how the pandemic will impact fully on little old you. I am so sorry to have to isolate you,

At times I wonder are you okay? But then you smile and let me know you’re having a great day.  I’ve been so proud of you over the last few months, I’ve seen a new side to you. Homeschooling has not been a bad thing at all for you! You’ve shown me just how bright you are, even if at times it’s been a little bit of a struggle at school to me you’ll always be a star.

Keep smiling, keep laughing and keep shining even if the world is not doing this with you. I wonder in ten years time when the world sees  a different side to you, no longer a cute harmless little six year old, how will they view the sixteen year old you? Will they pull their guns, will they see you as some kind of ‘public enemy number one?’ Don’t worry, from what mummy  heard on the news the world is putting up a fight not only that, for  anyone who looks like you, and mummy is standing right behind you,

Everything will be okay,  those police will not get away, I heard on the news today the lawyers are filing a full blown civil rights case against the Minneapolis police department today!  To ensure anyone who looks like you will always stay safe, okay.