Maryam Says You Can Do It, Zaynab

As you lay on your belly and wonder If you can just crawl to the end Of the carpet so you can reach under What covers your toy ducky friend, Maryam says you can do it, Zaynab, You can do it Zaynab, yes you can, Just the way you did it the other day, Got to finish this thing you began. When you try hard to reach for the light switch Standing tall on your tippy toes, But it seems that it’s always an inch away No matter how high your hand goes, Maryam says you can do it, Zaynab, You can do it Zaynab, yes you can, Just the way you did it the other day, Got to finish this thing you began. As you sit back for fun with Dick and Jane, Touch the letters with your fingertips, Trying hard to string them up just to bring Forth a word with your weary lips. Maryam says you can do it, Zaynab, You can do it Zaynab, yes you can, Just the way you did it the other day, Got to finish this thing you began. When you try out your bike with no trainers, And you zigzag so fearfully, ‘Cuz you can’t bear the thought of the pavement Kissing you in the head or the knee. Maryam says you can do it, Zaynab, You can do it Zaynab, yes you can, Just the way you did it the other day, Got to finish this thing you began. And […]

Placed Second In The Highland Park Poetry Challenge 2012

I was recently informed of being awarded second place for Highland Park Poetry’s 2012 Poetry Challenge. The theme was Seasons/Siblings, and my entry, Children of the Year was judged in the Seasons category.