Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DMC: "Conversations With My Teenage Boy" by Tricia Stohr-Hunt





CONVERSATIONS WITH MY TEENAGE BOY

What did you do in school today?
Nothing.

What’s wrong son?
Nothing.

How was the play?
Nothing to write home about.

Complaint on the second day of summer vacation—
There’s nothing to do!

While folding his underwear in the living room—
Is nothing sacred?!

Good luck with your audition.
Here goes nothing.

How did you rip another pair of jeans?
You’re making a lot of fuss about nothing.

How mad are you mom?
I have nothing to say.


© 2016 Tricia Stohr-Hunt. All rights reserved.


Douglas Florian has challenged us to write poems about nothing this month. Read his entire spotlight interview HERE.

Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, January 29th, and one lucky participant will win a signed copy of his adorable new picture book:





11 comments:

  1. Love it, Tricia. You've brought back memories.

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  2. Hmmm... sounds like you know what you're talking about! Thanks for the laugh, Tricia. :D

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  3. Been there, done that! You've captured the adolescent boy perfectly, Tricia!

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  4. Thanks all. When I read this to my son he told me I forgot to include a line. Here's the one he wrote for me to add.

    Son, you're bleeding!
    It's nothing, mom.

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    1. Ha! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

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  5. This is so true. Love how you made a poem on the nothing responses.

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  6. Love the "Is nothing sacred" line - HA! So this is what I have to look forward to. Thanks for the warning! :)

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  7. Having two teenage boys, I have to say that this is pretty brilliant! :D

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  8. Haha, something for me to look forward to as my babies get older.

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