Daydreaming leads to creative thoughts and great new ideas. I have to admit though that as a child my mind might have wandered a bit too much some days in class. One day in a creative writing class in college I was daydreaming about my daydreaming and began to write this poem. Could the child or children in your life identify with it? Can you?
“Begin Here.” She said
as I looked down to where she was pointing
on the standardized test in front of me.
The words echoed in my ear as my mind wandered off to a fair at midnight
where I would meet up with my friends and then–
“Begin Here.” She said, this time more sternly.
while she waved her hands in front of my face
as I slowly came back to the room and began
filling in the dots with circular black marks.
(But the truth is I am always running off the page)
By: Amanda Cook