Grow Thinkers

Being a retired teacher, I think back on the times I read aloud to my class of second graders as they gathered on the carpet. I wore a large pair of glasses and I would tell students that I use my glasses to see into the future. I then would pick out a student and say something like, “Wow, I just knew you would be a famous author, I just read your book and it is incredible! Please keep writing books!” My pretend glasses always made them smile. Then I would read the story and stop at various points to ‘peer into the future’ again. This was a time of imagination that seemed to brighten their day and inspire them to do great things.

Old Ramblings

A hummingbird landed in an old oak tree

It hovered awhile and was a sight to see

The tree knew the hummingbird could not stay

But enjoyed his presence and started to pray

God, let this hummingbird find peace in its flight

May it come to this old tree And bring it life.

© DW 1989

Magic Man

He said, “Give me your broken dreams, I am the Magic Man.”

I said, “I doubt that you can help me“

He just smiled and took my hand

I said, “Just what kind of magic do you have to end my fears?”

He said, “The same kind of magic that will wipe away your tears.”

I said, “ I have three hungry children and bills that are due.”

He said, “Lay your head on my shoulder, I am here to comfort you.”

I said, ”I just need to figure out a way and a plan

Magic is fun, but I don’t need another man.”

I’m older and I’m wiser, I’m grateful that I know

I can make my own magic and you, my friend, must go.”

© DW 1988

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