Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today It's Ninjas


Today 
it's ninjas
as my breakfast tableau
unfolds before me
they move in slow motion,
this rag-tag bunch
but it's serious
and,
surprisingly silent, as
they stalk
stray cats
with foam nun-chucks

Yesterday
was waterskiing,
skate boards suddenly transformed, 
and their ten-speed boats
dangerously dragging
the Olympic athlete
down the street,
through the waves,
leaves dancing
out of their way
then lying scattered
in their wake

Let them play
Let them run
Let them be
creative kids

For tomorrow,
comes soon enough
they'll be serious later,
abandoning freedom, for
lessons, homework, chores
but for today, 
they're just ninjas.


It's One Shot Wednesday. Write a poem (no restrictions, ANY style goes) and link up.

13 comments:

signed...bkm said...

Just love this....funny how kids love being ninjas...they are so free and full of love...let us always learn from them to enjoy our life....blessings...bkm

purejoy said...

i'm not much of a creative writer, but i sure enjoy being blessed by yours. i think i should like living with a few ninjas… missing mine terribly!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. yeah let them be ninjas...just be sure to let the cat out to go hide...smiles. soon enough...but dont ever let them forget how to be a kid...

tolbert said...

What a wonderful imagination! The humor blends so well with the seriousness...I love it.

Let them play
Let them run
Let them be
creative kids


For tomorrow,
comes soon enough
they'll be serious later,
abandoning freedom, for
lessons, homework, chores
but for today,
they're just ninjas.

Aging Mommy said...

Nice, I too like the lines Tolbert selected especially and you are so very right, childhood is so very short, even shorter in today's world.

Eric Alder said...

Usually one would be uneasy about ninjas lurking about their breakfast table, but this time it all seems so quaint and fun. Nice One Shot.

Kat_RN said...

That brings back great memories, I used to have a couple of ninjas at my breakfast table. You are not only a poet, but a wise parent too.
Enjoy them, they grow so fast.
Kat

Glynn said...

My ninjas are all serious now, careers and families. But I have a brand new little ninja, almost eight months old, and we will chase cats with foam nun-chuks together. Loved this poem.

Shashi said...

Joys of childhood and your smooth flow of sharing made this special... Good one.

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J. Kwiatkowski said...

It's great to watch kids playing in the leaves. They can make a fun toy out of anything.

My name is PJ. said...

One of my favorites of yours to date. This was chock full of great imagery. A+

Pete Marshall said...

wonderful....with three of them in my house...i so enjoyed this...thanks for sharing with one shot..cheers pete

Steve said...

Fun kid-centric piece. Nailed it. :)