Ok, here is the result of the writing prompt based on Shel Silverstein’s poem “Magical Eraser.” I’m posting mine first, and then I’ll post Brian’s at 9:30!
how i became half blind
he gave me a magical eraser
told me to be careful
started with the nose, carved a bit of curve free
like clipping toenails, it fell
disappointed in revision, I bent down
picked up the lopped off nostril
but then the eraser slipped
and caught my eye.
Now my friend Brian and I are going to start writing live! We are going to write a poem inspired by a Shel Silverstein poem, “Magical Eraser.”
She wouldn’t believe
This pencil has
A magical eraser.
She said I was a silly moo,
She said I was a liar too,
She dared me prove that it was true,
And so what could I do -
I erased her!