Saturday, March 7, 2015

Screw Medicine

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It's Saturday and with this post, one week is written. It is not a -ch poem day, so I have to come up with something on my own... and I choose "muCH" and "hunCH"!

My grandson and daughter had the gastrointestinal glitch that I wrote about this past week.  The next day they were feeling quite a bit better, but her 3 year old son kept asking her for more of the "screw medicine".

Screw Medicine

I need a little medicine;
the stuff you said to use  -
not the grape-y liquid, but
the ones that look like screws.
I'm feeling somewhat better from
my knees down to my toes;
but my hunch is that I need to take
just one or two of those.
Screw medicine is really good
for when I'm sick in bed,
It makes me feel much better
from my knees up to my head!

 ©Donna JT Smith, all rights reserved

With that line for breaking them in half, they do look like the heads of screws!  I never noticed. Leave it to a three year old.

30 comments:

  1. This is precious! And what a fun perspective. The rhyming made it sound just like a kid. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carol! I love a kid's perspective!

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  2. Ha! Not what I expected. Indeed, looking through the eyes of a child changes the view.

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    1. He does this ALL the time. It you aren't listening closely or don't see what he's seeing, you can easily dismiss it and just be confused.

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  3. Funny how kids hear and see the world ... what he needs is a giant, oversized screwdriver to put the meds into position and drive away the sick.
    Kevin

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    1. The connections they make are amazing!

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  4. Love your poem. Thanks for sharing a little slice from the eyes of a tike.

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    1. Wish I were around him more...he's a gold mine of inspiration!

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  5. Kids are amazing! The connections they make often puzzle us, but if we ask why we can learn so much. What a fun poem! Glad everyone is on the mend, that screw medicine really works.

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    1. Yes, I've come to learn from teaching first graders that if I don't understand, it just means they are seeing something from a little different angle or the language is a barrier!

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  6. I love this poem. I can't wait to read more of your blog. You popped over for a visit on mine (Grammie in the woods, although if you read my first post, I need to change it to Mammie in the woods-as my granddaughter has finally named me)!
    This poem will leave a smile on my face all day! I truly thought you'd had it with medicine! Happy Saturday!

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    1. It is still giving me a smile today, too! Happy to meet you. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

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  7. OK, I admit that put a different meaning to Screw Medicine. Love the poem.

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    1. A unique way of looking at things that kid has!

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    2. LOL! I had the same thought, Arjeha!

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  8. I'm still giggling about what I thought was going to be a slice about holistic healing!

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    1. Every time I think about it, I have to giggle, too!

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  9. I love the way kids think. I didn't realze what the title meant until they pointed it out.

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    1. I want him to ALWAYS talk and think this way. It will be sad when he has all the right words and has his life set to our ways of looking at things!

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  10. You got me, too. With the provocative title...screw medicine! But it was so much better, funny and joyful. It is easy to miss or dismiss these wondrous ways of seeing things. Your poem was delightful! Screw medicine, naturally that is just what it looks like.

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    1. Maybe he'll be a writer or an artist - if he can only keep on looking at things differently!

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  11. That's a fun poem, Donna - a real glimpse of how a child's mind sees the world.

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  12. That's a fun poem, Donna - a real glimpse of how a child's mind sees the world.

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  13. I love your poem-- so creative, and trulya "slice of life"! Precious! Thanks for this writing.

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  14. Adorable - and just the way kids think!

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  15. Terrific to see things from the eyes of your grandson, "screw" indeed. I'll never look at another pill without remembering him. The poem's in the best child's voice, Donna!

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  16. Love the poem and he is right - it is screw medicine. Love how they think and what they notice. Hope all are feeling better now.

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  17. Out of the mouth of babes: I hope he is feeling better!

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  18. I will never look at scored pills the same way again. LOVE the description AND the poem, Donna.

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  19. Very cute. I like how you captured the innocence of a child.

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