Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In the News

Today on my poetry blog we had to write a poem that had a news headline as the title. Can you believe that when I opened up this morning's paper, the headline was about CARDINALS?
(Lamar, that is).

Cardinal Turf

"Cardinal Turf" is what the headlines read
about the local college, bringing football back ahead.
Years have passed since Lamar had a football team;
basketball, baseball and golf have ruled this college scene.
But when I read these glaring headlines in the 'Beaumont Enterprise,'
I was taken a few steps back, much to my surprise.
A football team did not come to mind when I read these great big words,
instead I was reminded of my true friend~ my bright red birds.
My cardinals, you see, appear to me, in times of dire need
as a reminder of God's true love, and Mary who died too young, indeed.

1 comment:

Jeni said...

That is soooo cooool!! I'm telling you ~ it's the year of the Cardinal. David saw a few on his Texas Water Safari race on Saturday! :).... I woke up to them yesterday & today. I've been really sad lately. Not so much on the outside, but on the inside. I just miss her sooooo much!