I lost out in the first round. I was seeded 15th and my word to write an 8 line or less poem for children was DISMEMBERMENT. As often happens, after the deadline, I thought of a better poem.
The sword swallower practiced in his tent.
His back was straight. His knees were bent.
He swallowed the sword
in a tight squeeze
and suddenly felt
the urge to sneeze.
Happy Friday. The challenge for today is to make a list of ten things you've done this week. Did you go to school? Have a music lesson? Eat oysters? Read a book? Quickly make the list and then take a moment to add the details. Pick one of the items and write a poem about it. Let's see if I can do something for an example.
On Mondays at 4:00
I have a music lesson
with Mr. Brock.
He teaches me to play trombone.
To make it wail and even moan.
I blow and toot
and slip and glide.
I'm glad when I am
and put the trombone away
then race out side
baseball to play.
This could do with a stronger ending, but it is good for a first draft.
Now it is your turn. Have fun writing your poem.