Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Oh, Where is my Specimen?

by Blake Reher and his mother Susan Freeman

Blake ‘s concern

I am done.
I am tired of collecting all day, 
The specimen’s I think are OK.  
That my mom throws out anyway.

She throws them outside, and there they hide.

Mom’s comeback

Rocks originate outside, they have lived since the 
Western’s Interior Seaway’s rolling tides.  

My son’s devotion are insects embedded in time 
I get it – Fossils are identified as specimens.
Throw them out will bring bad omens.

As I was sorting out my son’s room 
Aka a sedimentary site
I missed the imprint of a very small trilobite
In our yard this beetle took flight.

Now – I need to make this right
I don’t want to fight.  

What we need to dispel this gloom
Is a serious plan to add more room.

The poets pause for a photo. Blake Reher is a 
student at Cheyenne Mountain High Scholl in Colorado Springs. 
He has been with the Pebble Pups for 5 years and now helps lead the 
program. His mother, Susan Reher, has helped with the
 program since Blake joined.  Susan Freeman in on the left 
and Blake Reher is on the right.

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