Monday, March 19, 2018

DMC: "Advice to My College-Bound Daughter" by Ann Magee

          ~with a line from "Truth, by Tyrone Bittings"

Remember, take one day at a
time. Don’t underestimate what a poem
is capable of, what it can
do, how it can turn
rain clouds to blue sky the
minute it matters most. Don’t listen to the clock
tick-tick-ticking. Look up. Walk forward. My hand is always at your back.

© 2018 Ann Magee. All rights reserved.

"Truth, by Tyrone Bittings" © 2018 Nikki Grimes, from BETWEEN THE LINES.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Nikki Grimes. She has challenged us to write a golden shovel poem using a line from one of the poems in the post.

Leave your golden shovel on our March 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, March 30th, and one lucky participant will win a copy of her new companion novel to Bronx Masquerade:


  1. Oh, this is so beautiful....
    With three children...a college freshman, a high school senior, and a high school sophomore, just yesterday toddlers...well, sniff! xxxx

  2. makes me a little verklempt.

  3. I'm with Amy. This hit home for me as well, Ann. You make "golden shoveling" look easy!

  4. Ah, that hand is always on your back. So true. Such love.

  5. Oh, this is really good, Ann! And what a great challenge.

  6. Sweet love poem to your daughter off to her adventure. I remember how I felt when my children left, hoping they knew I would be with them always.