Wednesday, September 9, 2015

DMC: "Tumbling with Daddy" by B.J. Lee

Tumbling With Daddy

Daddy taught me
every Sunday morn.
    Perfect handstands
    straight and tall
    Tiger bends—
    watch out! Don’t fall!
Daddy taught me
every Sunday morn
When Daddy taught me
was born

© 2015 B. J. Lee. All rights reserved.

Lee Bennett Hopkins has challenged us to write a "ME poem" this month, based on one simple moment in your childhood that changed you in some way. Click HERE for more details.

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  1. Thank you for posting, Michelle! When I read Lee Bennett Hopkin's post and challenge, this Sunday morning ritual came directly to mind.

  2. Beautiful, BJ– I can picture this precious shared time with your dad so vividly.

  3. Thank you, Michelle! My dad was a workaholic, so his Sunday-morning time spent tumbling with me and my brothers, felt extra special.

  4. Oh, this is so nice, BJ, I can feel the love inside that Sunday fun. Love the rhythm too, goes just beautifully with the "tumble".

  5. Thank you, Linda! Glad you can feel the love!

  6. So fun and yes I can feel the love sewn right into this special time of the week.