2021 Progressive Poem: Next Line

This is my second year of participation in the Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem. You can read more about it here. Yesterday Jan at Bookseed Studio chose Line #5:

I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can!

Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan.

I’ll spread my joy both far and wide,

As a force of Nature I’ll be undenied.

Words like, “how can I help?” will bloom in the street.

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Jan then offered me these two lines to choose from:

A new girl alone on the playground – let’s meet! let’s meet!

or

See that child sharing grapes with a friend? (This was the line she didn’t choose from the lines offered to her).

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Both great lines that offer lots of possibilities to show kindness. I like the way this poem is playing out in rhyming couplets (at least that’s the way I see it), so I decided to keep that going:

I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can!
Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan.

I’ll spread my joy both far and wide,
As a force of Nature I’ll be undenied.

Words like, “how can I help?” will bloom in the street.
A new girl alone on the playground – let’s meet, let’s meet!

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So, now it’s my turn to offer two choices to Denise at Dare to Care. The new girl on the playground kept coming up in my thoughts and I wasn’t quite ready to let her go yet. I thought about offering two lines about her, but the poem could also head in a different direction. I decided to let Denise choose. Here are my offerings :

We can jump-skip together in a double-dutch round.

or

I spy Mrs. J toting grocery bags.

I’m truly honored to be a part of this wonderfully creative group. Looking forward to seeing how the poem continues! Thanks everyone.

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11 Responses to 2021 Progressive Poem: Next Line

  1. margaretsmn says:

    So much fun to meet characters in our poem. Thanks!

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  2. katswhiskers says:

    Oh yes! These are lovely acts of kindness – but I know which one I love for our poem. I’m keen to see if Denise agrees with me. 🙂

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  3. Denise Krebs says:

    OK, Rose! This is my first time as part of the progressive poem. I’m nervous, but taking the challenge. I will have some thinking time now. Thank you for giving me a hard decision!

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    • rosecappelli says:

      I know how you feel! I was thinking all day yesterday! On our walk my husband commented on how quiet I was. “I’m writing in my head” was my explanation. Can’t wait to see what you choose!

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  4. lindabaie says:

    Both are terrific choices, Rose. I like the extra ‘idea’ in the first & the anticipation of those grocery bags.

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  6. janicescully says:

    I think you’ve added an interesting choice at the end. Let’s see what happens!

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  7. Ramona says:

    Oh, I know which line I love best (although they’re both wonderful)! I’m behind on the poem, so enjoying catching up on this Sunday afternoon.

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  8. cvarsalona says:

    Rose, I am circulating back through the PP to bring me up to speed for my offfering coming up on Monday. Playground fun is such a great way to meet a new friend and who can deny the magic and skill of double dutch. Then, there is a random act of kindness coming up with your other choice.

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  9. Terrific options, Rose – I love the strong visual images in each line. Off to see where the journey went/is going…:0)

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  10. The days got away from me and I’m starting back from the beginning to walk through the poem from its beginning. Your two line offerings are such a joy to say aloud. It’s so interesting to see how the poem’s unfolding. 🙂

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