1st Place Winner in FEDCAP’s Words About Work National Poetry Contest!
Back in March, Adam entered FEDCAP’s “Words About Work” poetry contest.
FEDCAP is a nonprofit organization that helps to train and place disabled people into a workplace that is right for them. What a wonderful organization! They have been established since 1935!
Adam received a beautiful letter of congratulations in early April, telling him that he was the grand prize winner for the Children’s poems! What a proud moment!
Adam was invited to read his winning poem, “I Work”, at the FEDCAP’s WordsAboutWork Poetry Slam on April 25, 2010, held at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, Manhattan! He was treated like a King!
I cannot begin to express just how proud I was of Adam that day, and every day! Great job, Adam!
by Adam Sullivan
I work at school.
I work at home.
I work wherever something’s wrong.
I work at night and mornings, too.
In the afternoon, and even in the month of June.
I work real hard and put play to the side.
To get by, work done today.
Someday, I will work so hard and get paid!
I did not know what to expect from Mother’s Day this year. It’s been two years since my mother passed away and now the ball is pretty much in my court or the court of my hubby and children.
I was given an open book for the day, but just did not want a big deal made of the whole thing. Somehow, it was quite enough to have my son home from college for the weekend. Seeing all three children in the living room together may have been the best gift of all.
Of course there was one place that I really did want to go to on Mother’s Day and I am glad my request was granted! We visited the Magnolia Bakery, NYC. It really lived up to its expectations. Quaint and low key does not even begin to explain it. The place is a corner haven to escape into from the busy streets. I did not know what it would be like, since I have only seen it in pictures and also in the movie, “New York, I Love You”.
As my hubby , myself and my three children entered the bakery, the aroma of “sweet home” overtook us! Cupcakes to the left, Big cakes in the middle, brownies to the right. It took time just to look at all the choices and then decide. I personally took about two seconds to decide on my choice: it was German Chocolate Layer Cake for me! Hubby went with the luscious Carrot Cake.
My middle son could not resist the Chocolate Chocolate Cake, my oldest had the Fancy Yellow Cake, and my youngest daughter had the Violet Cupcake! WOW! We ended up “forking” into each other’s pieces and all I can say is YUM! If that was not enough, the coffee was delicious and my boys had warm apple cider! I felt like I was at a Spa. We were all so relaxed and enjoying our yummies and conversation. What a Mother’s Day for me! I could not have asked for a nicer day.
Chocolate fountain to the left, with your choice of graham cracker, rice krispies treat, or marshmallows there for the dipping! Quite a reasonable treat, too!
As you go around the ground floor, you soon have to choose. Should I go up the candy stairs to the ice cream shoppe, or down the candy stairs to a lower floor filled with even more treats?
We decided to go upstairs where we ordered a sundae with the works! A few scoops of ice cream or your choice, gummy worms, m&m’s, reeses, whipped cream and sauce! Wow, good thing there were five of us to share the fun!
We enjoyed our treat at a table filled with colorful gumballs and surrounded by walls covered in candy covered wallpaper. Did I mention the ice cream shoppe is surrounded by wall to wall windows! It is a bright and sunfilled happy place that will lift your spirits up high!