Five Minute Friday: Teach

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously.

together our fingers swing
in the breeze as we make the routine trek
to the mailbox
you protest
so energetically about
your lack of stamina to hike such an arduous
despite dissent we arrive and

the socks
you scream will not slide
onto the foot where they belong
and one thousand frustrations born
from the feat of being small
volcano from your eyes and
expansive mouth
then the deluge ceases suddenly while
those hateful cotton threads are
gently guided across your soles

the days leak into weeks and the weeks have
become five years and while we navigate
our daily crises you are
engineer, clown, corrections officer
a delightful all-in-one
package with a deep desire for
gummy bears and presence
far more than a classroom experience

You can find the link-up for today’s prompt here.

Presence is the best teacher. Perhaps this is why connection with God will always make us feel seen and less alone.

These days, I’m all for experiencing God’s presence through myriad ways and means, not just in a morning quiet time or a building called a church. I’ve created a simple guide for using our senses to connect with God in ordinary everyday moments. I’d love to send it to you. Subscribe below to receive it.

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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Teach”

  1. I still have trouble with my socks,
    ánd tying boots, well, golly gee,
    something every dim child rocks
    at the age of, maybe, three,
    but that’s Okay and I don’t mind,
    but surely it ain’t fittin’
    that at blackjack I’m stolen blind
    by kids I’m babysittin’.
    They grow ’em up so quick these days,
    and I feel quite outclassed,
    but I can learn in many ways
    and it can be a blast
    to say I gained some learning leaven
    from a child of not quite seven.

  2. Your thoughts made me chuckle – I am going to share this with my daughters, who have young ones, too! Thank you for your beautiful writing, as always. I look forward to your FMF posts. Karen (FMF #7)


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