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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Apology Poem #4

     OK, today I'm trying something new.  I'm trying to add pictures I've drawn to the poems.  I'm not so sure how well this works, but I thought it was worth a try.  Would you like to try making a picture to illustrate your poem today?  Go ahead, give it a try.  Stick figures are quite alright.  Just have fun.

Here is the poem:

Apology IV

To my teacher, Mr. Muldoon,
I'm sorry I was smoking
in the boys' bathroom.
Smoking really isn't so hot.
I'm sorry that I got caught.
Try it again, I will NOT.
Your student,
David Scott.

And I guess I should apologize to my friend David Scott for using his name.  He definitely is not a smoker. He's a highly respected research scientist.  (Sorry David, but I did have fun writing this one.)


  1. Joy,

    You're so talented. Would you post this one to the listserv to show the addition of art to your poetry? PLEASE! Your art is terrific as well as your poetry.

    I think you could do a daily column for a newspaper with a poem and drawing instead of their expected comic. Have you ever checked into doing something like that? I don't know if it's ever done. I just think it's worth checking into.

  2. Thank you. I'll post on the SCBWICarolinas list serve.
    I don't think I have the energy for a daily cartoon and poem, but maybe I can try for weekly and see how that goes.