"Touchdown!"; poem

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  No Houses

My first novel; check!




It was time for lunch, but the kid wouldn’t leave.

For he was this close to finishing his very first novel,

“Touchdown for Tommy!”  The teacher was getting impatient,

For it was her lunchtime too, but she didn’t want to discourage

Him, for, after all, he loved reading, and

That was a very good thing.  “Mike,” she gently said to him,

“It’s time for lunch, everyone else is gone; are you

Almost done?”  “Almost,” he answered, and went on reading

As she stood there, she had to be getting a little agitated,

At least that’s what I’m thinking, all these years later

But I’d been so proud to almost make it through my

Very first novel!  At last I was done; “I’m done!” I said,

And she turned the lights off, and I walked

Out the door ahead of her, so proud; ‘Touchdown!”



Submitted: May 05, 2013

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Jean Lagace

Do you remember what that book was?

Mon, May 6th, 2013 8:45pm


Yes, it was called 'Touchdown for Tommy'.

Mon, May 6th, 2013 3:46pm


Great memoir, I am sure the teacher was irritated but she did the thing any good teacher would.

liked this, its hopeful and upbeat...Dibs

Tue, May 7th, 2013 5:23pm


Thanks Dibs; yes, Mrs. Rohr was an excellent teacher!

Tue, May 7th, 2013 11:32am


Well, it was her job to encourage you, Mike. And I bet you were so pleased with that achievement!

Sat, August 13th, 2016 7:14pm


Thank you, Hully, and yes I was!

Sat, August 13th, 2016 1:55pm

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