The Value of Experience

I spoke with my students today and they hold so much promise to their own future that you can’t help to catch their enthusiasm of the joy of adventure of the unknown and life. Sadly, as an experienced adult and seasoned instructor, I get caught up in my own world that often times has become…

Black Out Poetry- Time

It is that time of year with Halloween and the holidays. Sometimes the holidays away from those you love, seems like the scary aspect of a foretelling story on Hallo’s eve. I prefer November 1st. It’s a remembrance of All Saint’s Day. Those you love you think about and the faith in the coming holidays….

Studying in College – An Acrostic Poem

College nights full of last minute deadlines and semester final exams. I always loved how everyone was up late night frantically writing papers, ordering pizza, getting coffees.  The since of urgency and panic that was the natural onset before a major break was one that only a college student understood. Students procrastinate and worry Tonight…

Paths – Free Verse

Picture Copyright (C) Fatima Sparrow’s Travels  Sometimes paths can lead us to places we never thought. I went to northern Florida to camp this weekend, and these paths lead to amazing underground caves and beautiful waterfalls. Figuratively, sometimes paths and choices in life are much harder to make. They take us on twists and turns…

Joyful – A Cinquain Poem

Picture Copyright (C) Fatima Sparrow’s Travels    I have weekends that I look forward to so much to spend time with family and friends. I love planning out the weekend if I don’t decide to have a long lazy unplanned weekend (those kind of weekends are just as nice indeed!). Yet, there is something to…

Summer Giggles- An Acrostic Poem

Summer started last week for the  kids. This means hours of catching up on sleep, a much larger grocery bill, and lazy days filled with sunshine kisses and pool drenched towels. It’s in the lazy days of summer though that I notice my kids grow inches and change so much. Perhaps it’s all the sleep…

Students of the Past

  I love when my students agree that I can put their link on here, so I can show their work and a piece of the amazing spirits I experience during the school year. I have been teaching for so many years and wish I could remember all of them. Thousands at this point have…

The Female College Youth- A Micro Poem

I went to college in the 90’s when most women still went to college to find a husband. I was in the minority, raised by a widowed mom, and who felt an education was one thing no one could take from you. Life throws curve balls of death and divorce, and back then an education…

Dog In Nature- A Haiku

My dog has been a family member since we rescued him five years ago. He sleeps with the kids, hikes with us, is always happy to see anyone that will pet him. He’s fiercely loyal and always protective. He waits everyday so patiently for his walk. Say the word he’s ready to go! He loves…

A Daughter’s Spirit- Micro Poetry

Micro poetry has become rather trendy with social media sites like Twitter. It’s like a blink into the heart of the poet. This year I watched my daughter grow from a quiet elementary schooler to a full blown middle schooler full of hormones and mood swings. More importantly, she has started to grow into such…