This is the last week of September, the month Michelle H. Barnes invited everyone to take a challenge from Lee Bennett Hopkins to write a "Me poem", one simple moment from your childhood that changed you in some way. Don't forget to visit her at Today's Little Ditty to see the month's collection. I enjoyed writing mine, am not surprised that it is about me and nature.
I had the joy of having wonderful grandparents, and spent lots of time in my early years with one set of them. I lived in a small town, they lived very close, and their backyard was a favorite place. There was a tree that my grandfather said could be mine. I spent growing-up time in that tree, am glad that this challenge was made by Michelle.
In Grandpa’s Backyard
Splendid limbs of a backyard tree
gave leaf-green shade -
my summer A-C.
Hidden me became
and I wrote;
and I traveled;
and I took risks.
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