This week his assignment was to "write a poem, 6 - 12 lines long about a particular emotion or experience of his choice." He chose to write about his dog, Vimy, and I love what he wrote. He gave me permission to share it on my blog. I wanted to post it to Facebook but he denied me that request. I assured him that my blog readership is basically a handful of people, so it will have little exposure. With his assignment he also included a picture of himself with Vimy the day he got her, and I've included that here as well. The last component of his assignment was to recite his poem and submit the voice recording to his teacher for evaluation. I'm sure that was his least favourite part, and there's no way he'd give permission for me to include that on my blog, so you'll have to just read it for yourself . . .
When I got my puppy I wasn’t really sure
Which one to pick, with what colour of fur;
The puppy I chose really picked me.
She was soft and black and I named her Vimy.
On the ride home she sat on my lap;
I hugged her and loved her until we got back.
She seemed really happy to come to my home,
And I felt the same—that she was my own.