Writing Marathon

Writing in the outdoor amphitheater

Joy is…

watching

sixth graders

write

create

relax

observe

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Our field trip included a writing marathon. 


The students 

walked around and 

wrote

Some wrote poetry, 

some wrote stories, 

some wrote about what they want to be when they grow up,

some wrote lists, 

some wrote comics…they all wrote. 

Students 

wrote in different 

spots

some wrote on a basketball court

some wrote in a tunnel

some wrote sitting next to a brook

some wrote in a football stadium

some wrote in a library

some wrote in a cemetery…they all wrote. 

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I wrote this poem while we sat in an underpass…


Blue lights

stand watch

footsteps echo

twenty steps (I counted)

connect

one side

to

another


Runners

Saunter-ers

Laughers


They walk

they look

they smile

and

they wonder…


What are they doing?


But no one asks

because

writers are observers 

recording life around us

in our

notebooks

with our

pens

and our imaginations…

©2014 Michelle Haseltine

All Rights Reserved