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Slate

I would make puzzles from slate as a boy
This marvelous rock was my favorite toy
I'd shatter it (gently) the fragments were few
I'd then gather them up from the avenue
I'd reassemble the rock to its original state
Then I'd continue my search for more slabs of slate
I was entertained by this unique stone
My favorite puzzles I would take home

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:56:00 PM
    How creative you were. Can you imagine kids doing this today? They get bored even with everything in the world at their fingertips!! Ok, I have seen bio, acrostic and clerihew. Next time a new category!!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 9/12/2013 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 9:23:00 PM
    a nice bio... interesting.. Jon, I'm , stopping by with my warmest thoughts my best wishes go out to you and your family. Have yourself a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year* Always & Forever ;-) PD

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/21/2012 10:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you pd. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family as well.
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:12:00 PM
    How imaginative to do something like this. I do not even like the expensive jig saw puzzles, however, so this would have driven me bonkers!! NICE poem. yes, I remember "I KNow an Old Lady" it is is a great song for adding on verses.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/19/2012 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea. The puzzles in pre-school were so boring I had to make my own. I had so much fun as a kid at that age.
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:18:00 PM
    what a great memory! for some reason, this reminded me of a strange substance from my youth - dry ice. are you familiar with it? your poem took me back to a long-ago place and i thank you for taking me there!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/19/2012 9:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah! Dry ice. What fun it was! The smoke drifting on the floor like a fog. The ice dancing around in a bubbling bowl of water. This would be a great subject for another poem. I'd love to see what you can come up with if this inspires you.
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 1:56:00 PM
    Jon, many great lines within your poem, I really enjoyed reading it today. Constance

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/19/2012 9:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Constance
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 12:43:00 PM
    hi Jon, what a great write, and full of great images. Rollo

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/19/2012 9:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Rollo
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 12:10:00 PM
    ..... sweet childhood memories ... - Well written, Jon. - Hope your Christmas will be wonderful! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/19/2012 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne Lise. How I love to see your smiling face. Thank you for your lovely comment.
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 5:26:00 AM
    It sounds beautiful. Are they like marble, granite type? Not too sure what they look like. For some reason I think they look shiny. You were such a curious boy, Jon. I can see where the learning mind come from :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/19/2012 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Toquyen. Slate is not as common as it used to be. It was used most commonly as shingles on rooftops. The pieces I would find were about 1/2" thick or better and the rock would break in layers. It was a steel gray rock. And oh how I love puzzles as a kid.