A to Z on a Plate - P

Putting Ps on a Plate today.  The plate I picked today, was my most recent find.  I was at the Dairy Queen... well, I wasn't AT the Dairy Queen.  We were actually driving along to somewhere else, and the car in front of us had this license plate.  I couldn't take the picture from the car, as it was too far away and moving.  The picture would be too blurry - ask me how I know.  So we followed them into the Dairy Queen parking lot when they pulled in.   I then walked up to the father who was in line waiting for his order, and asked him if I could take a picture of the plate.  He was agreeable, and I turned to take the picture.  Before I did though, I asked him why he'd picked this word.  Being an avid puzzle-put-er-togetherer, I was sure I knew the answer, but asked anyway.  Instead of the answer I thought it would be, he told me it was for Autism Awareness.  Right!  Of course, that is the other piece of the puzzle.  I was glad I asked!  And guess what - April is Autism Awareness month. Perfect timing all around!

As a teacher, I had a number of children with autism over the years.  I remember them all fondly.  They were always full of surprises, and I loved working with them.  If I could start over again, I think that is where my heart lies, and I'd be a teacher of children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.
#atozchallenge #NaPoWriMo #imagepoems

Variously hued
Complex pieces are grounded
Within straight edges.

by Donna JT Smith, 2016, all rights reserved

Here are some more plates I found in my parking lot stalking expeditions.  Please feel free to post a poem in the comments.  I'll repost them on Sunday!

See you tomorrow for a plate of Q!  Oh, this one is going to be Questionable and Quixotic; the Quintessential Poem.

Please leave a comment and put your url or link in your comment, so I can jog on over to your site!


  1. I hope you don't get this comment ten times : ) I had trouble getting it to send. Such an interesting take on the A-Z Challenge. Best of luck as you continue through the alphabet. Thanks very much for visiting my blog!

  2. Hi Donna,

    I caught up.


    long vacation drive
    uneasy sleep in guest house
    opal dawn


    glass slipper lost
    dress still shines & glows
    pumpkin smashed

    Also, I have a friend with a cool Maine license plate, Pooka, and I asked her to send it to me. Do you want it if I get it?

    I like your Autism poem, it's very sweet and astute.


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