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A Poem from a Homeschooler Mom who's family just got their first chicks 3 weeks ago

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Scattered books and seeds spread like limbs
on caring for a clutch -
Our clutch 
(one for each family member).
To eventually be
bearing orbs: 
dark as chocolate,
dusty as sage,
and pale as blue moons.

Beyond my window 
a priceless afternoon 
- Sound Garden. 
Gentle rain waterfall 
falling from one leaf 
to another, 
to another,
to the window below
by my daughter
hand-stitching
a medieval costume
of woolen beard
and bejeweled gown.

Two more family voices rise
from down the hall
Connected by screens 
And speakers.
Finding their beds as the sky darkens and their animals multiply. 
My husband's voice through speaker,

my daughter's accompanied by lyrical clicks 
on lettered pegs.

This Saturday was 
to be parceled out, 
each person wanted 
in a different home 
or movie house.
Yet my firm boundaries,
based on no more than 
a subtle gut,
Protected these precious hours 
Like a Night's watch, 
So that they might unfold and 
multiply the sweet gifts. 
That is my job,
Balancing it all:
the tasks, the expectations,
the learning, the play dates,
the events, the shopping,
the feeding, the desiring,
the needing, the be-ing...
And still holding space 
for the breath born of
the un-scheduled,
the un-scripted,
the non-influenced.

Time when the rain 
becomes sonata,
A craft becomes 
an aura of solitude, 
The soft words -
a slow stream of
father-daughter connection.

Time to go hold my chick while she still has fuzz. 
Maybe the sound 
will bring a revelry 
of each chick held by owner.
A magic of time 
protected as fierce 
as a fortress.
For the heart of every home
Heralds a Love of Life sworn to protect

 

by me J. Deltac

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I'm a homeschooling "kid" big_smile.png if I do ever have kids, I'm definitely going to homeschool though smile.png
When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
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I'm a homeschooling "kid" big_smile.png if I do ever have kids, I'm definitely going to homeschool though smile.png

You mean ur a kid?
The apocalypse has come.But it's way more extreme then we thought.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1143374/our-dead-world-a-fantasy-rp/10#post_17811285
Rest In Peace, Nano.you were loved.goodbye.....

Everything used to be peaceful, but a woman named Edna will change the world and fight Ambire.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1143913/storm-of-darkness-a-fantasy-rp#post_17812643
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The apocalypse has come.But it's way more extreme then we thought.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1143374/our-dead-world-a-fantasy-rp/10#post_17811285
Rest In Peace, Nano.you were loved.goodbye.....

Everything used to be peaceful, but a woman named Edna will change the world and fight Ambire.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1143913/storm-of-darkness-a-fantasy-rp#post_17812643
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I'm a homeschooling "kid" big_smile.png if I do ever have kids, I'm definitely going to homeschool though smile.png

You mean ur a kid?
Well... a teen tongue.png
When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
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