Friday, December 16, 2005

If Only!

Today would have been my Dad's 80th birthday. In honor of him and during this holiday season I just wanted to share with you a banner and a poem that I found while surfing the web that, in my opinion, epitomizes what he stood for and what holiday spirit is all about.

The banner is from the website and the poem, written by Shane DeRolf, was from Mrs. McGowans 1st Grade Showcase on the website.

I hope you like the banner and that you enjoy the poem. Happy Birthday, Dad.

A Box of Crayons by Shane DeRolf

While walking in a toy store
the day before today,
I overheard a crayon box
with many things to say.

"I don't like red!" said yellow.
And green said, "Nor do I!"
And no one here likes orange,
but no one knows quite why."

"We are a box of crayons
that really doesn't get along,"
said blue to all the others
"something here is wrong!"

Well, I bought that box of crayons
and took it home with me
and laid out all the crayons
so the crayons could all see.

They watched me as I colored
with red and blue and green
and black and white and orange
and every color in between.

They watched as green
became the grass
and blue became the sky.
The yellow sun was shining bright
on white clouds drifting by.

Colors changing as they touched,
becoming something new.
They watched me as I colored.
They watched till I was through.

And when I'd finally finished,
I began to walk away.
And as I did the crayon box
had something more to say...

"I do like red!" said the yellow
and green said, "So do I!"
"And blue you are terrific
so high up in the sky."

"We are a box of crayons
each of us unique,
but when we get together
the picture is complete."


Banner by and

Poem "A Box of Crayons" by Shane DeRolf as found at Mrs. McGowans 1st Grade Showcase on the,1871,34898-119831-38-49158,00.html website.

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