Thursday, January 22, 2009

Poetry Friday

It’s Poetry Friday, and I found a funny poem to share. I’m a former grade school teacher that is thinking of going back to the classroom at some point. I’m going to dip my feet in the school realm by substitute teaching sometime this year. I am an avid music lover, so this poem by Bruce Lansky made me giggle. I must remember to leave my tunes at home when I reenter the classroom…

Click to read My Teacher Loves Her iPod by Bruce Lansky


I love my iPod, too! I usually wear my iPod when I grocery shop to make the task a little more bearable. One time I was singing a song softly to myself as I perused the aisles, but didn't realize how loud I was. The song was "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence. I loudly whispered the lyric, "I've been living a lie. There's nothing inside." I then turned my eyes from the shelf and noticed a lady with wide eyes looking at me who quickly turned her cart around and hightailed it out of my aisle...Since then, I try to keep my singing to a minimal and just tap to the music on my shopping cart.
The very talented poet, Laura Purdie Salas , is hosting Poetry Friday today. Stop by her site for more wonderful poetry links.

22 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

Love the poem - nice way to roll into the weekend.

Hope you have a great one.

jama said...

Thanks for the giggle! (From the only person on the planet without an IPod.) :)

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! That grocery store singing story is great! :0D ~snort~

Christy

Solvang Sherrie said...

The grocery store where I shop plays 80s music so I totally relate to that story -- I'm always embarrassing myself by singing along more loudly than I should :)

adrienne said...

That's a great story! Keep singing along.

slhastings said...

I just got the iPod touch and I LOVE it. (Just one more thing to help me procrastinate...it surfs the web, you can watch movies, update facebook!)

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Things worse than substitute teaching:

Paul Michael Murphy said...

You'll notice nothing after the colon. That's on purpose.

Nandini said...

Too funny! Very cute poem.

My 9 year old just got an ipod nano. She's the one singing in grocery stores! I can't figure the thing out, but she has it down ... just rolls her eyes and goes Mommy ...

I like my old zune tho!

Rena said...

Where did they get my picture for that poem???

Angela said...

Loved your shopping story!

TadMack said...

Hah! I don't have an iPod, and when I was teaching elementary, I was so completely paranoid about missing something on the playground, I had a hard time even wearing earmuffs when it was cold!

I'm VERY amused at you singing in the grocery store. VERY. Amused. Hee!

Yat-Yee said...

I'll bet many a kid would love to see that teachers can get hauled off!

I haven't sung out loud in the grocery store but was laughing hard in my car (slapping steering wheel and all) at a stop sign listening to Straight No Chasers' rendition of the 12 days of Christmas for the first time, and noticed the lady in the next car was appalled at all that unbridled hilarity!

Kate said...

Great poem. I wear my IPod at work in the school library when there are no classes in. The kids think it's really funny. They'd think it was even funnier if the principal put me in detention!

Tee Brown said...

Love the poem, but be careful walking around with those earphones on. And look both ways before crossing the aisle.

marthacalderaro said...

I love my iPod too, though I sometimes date myself when I'm looking for it around the house and ask my family if they've seen my walkman. Your grocery-store moment--very funny!

Nora MacFarlane said...

Too funny!!

Nora MacFarlane said...

I'm with Paul Michael Murphy. Are you SURE you want to substitute teach??

Big Plain V said...

Enjoyed the poem, enjoyed the story, enjoyed your blog.

If you had a follow thingy, I'd totally click it. You could follow yourself too like all the cool people are doing.

Karen (Kiki) Hamilton said...

That is hilarious! I listen to my music in one ear in my office all the time and I'm waiting for(read dreading) the day when I belt out some lyric without thinking!

Polly and Meek said...

Nice poem! I'll be back often to read up on your blog and poetry.

Meek

MotherReader said...

I dare not wear my iPod out of the house for exactly this reason. I know I will end up singing random and probably inappropriate lyrics in public.