Friday, April 29, 2011

Day 29 – Let's Write a 5 W’s Poem

Day 29 – 5 W’s Poem 

This is an obvious poem, but can be a sweet one, or a silly one, or a serious one, depending on what you fill in. This poem answers the 5 W’s: Who, What, Where, When & Why.

I suggest you go to the Instant Poetry Maker on this one (it will include your punctuation for you when you click on the box “Create My Instant 5W Poem Now!” button. 

(Tomorrow is our last day)

Here is the link: Instant 5W poem creator  (it also has an example)

Below is the one I wrote inspired by a Christmas I will never forget for so many reasons. Christmas was my mom’s all-time favorite holiday and we lost her to pancreatic cancer exactly one week before Christmas of 1998. I was in California all month with my mom, dad and sister. (The rest of the family joined us for the funeral and we buried mom 2 days before Christmas). Back in Mesa, while I was gone, BJ didn’t have any money but wanted to make me a gift. I collect nativities so he decided to make one, from scratch, without a pattern, except for the vision in his head. He had leukemia and was given a freestanding woodworking workshop with electricity and power tools as his wish from “Make-A-Wish” and so he set out to create the most memorable nativity of my collection of about 50 nativities. It is so precious, as was he. Two years later, BJ lost his battle with cancer too. I cherish every reminder of who he was, what he stood for and how he loved. This one is most precious.

Brian James Abney
Made his mom a wooden nativity,
In his "Make-A-Wish" woodworking workshop,
For Christmas in 1998 when he was 14 years old,
Because he loved his mom and she collects them.
                            © 2011 Stephanie Abney


GoofyJ said...

That is absolutely precious and beautiful

Alishia said...

Such a sweet reminder of your angel boy! said...

Very sweet. I love this.

Mary L Walling said...

I love it. What a wonderful reminder of your son and addition to your collection.

Mary L Walling said...

5 W’s Poem
Anai Elisabeth Climaco
Softly and gently strokes her Grandma’s arm
as she sits on the couch in the living room
watching Sesame Street on TV
“Because I want to” she says.
© 2011 Mary L. Walling

Theresa Small Sneed said...

So beautiful...from a beautiful lady...

Vicki said...


came home early,

from work at the old Library,

at 2pm this afternoon,

because there really wasn't much else to do to get things ready for the movers on Monday!.

Heidi L. Murphy said...

This makes me cry. I have a dear friend whose son contacted leukemia. She made it her life's goal to find the cause. Welp...she did it. Her name won't be on the findings as she doesn't have a degree but she is the one who found it and she is the one whose idea it was. I'm so proud to know her! Cynthia Fastje is her name. Her son is in remission now, and has been for years. I just helped him with his Eagle project. I wish this had been so for your son, Stephanie.
I love your Nativity Scene.

Stephanie Abney said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments and for sharing this month of poetry with me. :)