Laceless Sneaker

Under watchful eye
Night before kindergarten
Struggle to tie shoe

This morning as I was tying my sneakers, I was thinking about when I was 5 years old. It was the night before my first day of school and I was terrified I was going to fail on the first day of kindergarten, because I couldn’t tie my shoes. I remember sitting up in bed, a sneaker in my lap, and trying over and over to tie the laces. When my mom came in to check on me, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I was finally successful and I showed my mom I could tie laces. Much to my relief I wasn’t going to fail the first day of kindergarten. Never mind the five year old logic that said inability to tie sneaker – FAIL. Inability to zip zippers gets a pass.

Day 6 of NovPAD, Robert Lee Brewer mentioned the innovations humans have created. And I was just thinking Nike needed a laceless sneaker with good ankle support 35 years ago. By the way, I am pretty good at tying laces now, but I still struggle zipping zippers. So I’m really keeping an eye on this innovation – Auto Zipper.

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Onto Success Acrostics


Now that April is upon us
All pens are posed
Poets begin to obsess
Over every word composed

Whether we shall reach the finish
Rhyming verses all the way
Is a challenge not to diminish
Make the most of today

Onto Success!


April 1, 2012 – Tomorrow is the start of another NaPoWriMo.  A couple years ago, I opened NaPoWriMo with an acrostic. Then I closed with another acrostic at the end of the month.



Reminiscing over the past thirty days
Evokes pleasure in accomplishing a few
Memorable poems I hope will amaze
Each piece I have written may not hold up to
Measure and meter in true poetic form
But I had fun creating new verse to share
Expressing myself while trying to conform
Rhyming through April an ambitious affair


April 30, 2012 Here’s to a successful NaPoWriMo 2014! Happy Writing!