Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Apr15Poetry - Children

I'm trying something new, taking a risk this month - participating in
#VerseLove with Sarah Donovan,
hoping to write poetry every day this April.

Today's poetry inspiration is by Margaret Simon, who challenges us to create an acrostic with analogies.


Cherish is to children,
Hope is to dreams,
Imagine is to journeys,
Light is to sunrise,
Dare is to mountains,
Roads are to guardrails,
Explore is to wilderness,
Nurture is to next.


  1. Margaret G Simon, from Sara Donovan's website:
    “Dare is to mountains and Roads are to guardrails” are my favorite to ponder. The courage to step out of the lane and climb a new mountain is what we hope for all children.

  2. kimjohnson66, from Sarah Donovan's website:
    Roads are to guardrails- – that expression is so telling about how we feel as parents when we try to protect our children. This is lovely, Maureen. My favorite line is the first: Cherish is to children. I love them all, but that’s my favorite!

  3. Susie Morice. from Sarah Donovan's website:
    Maureen — Well, doggone, if these aren’t the words of a teacher, then nothing is! How lovely to know that kids are in your hands. My favorite is the “roads are to guardrails” — that really is so much of the experience…opening all those doors and “dreams” and having that inconspicuous “guardrail.” Sweet. Thank you for being this kind of teacher! Susie

  4. glenda funk, from Sarah Donovan's website:
    I love the way this poem celebrates children and radiates their light. I love every line. I’ve tried to choose a favorite and can’t, so I’ll choose favorite words: “light, cherish, Hope, guardrail.” Thank you.

  5. gayle sands, from Sarah Donovan's website:
    Best line—roads are to guardrails. Our children—born and taught—need the road and the rails.