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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


I'm building a club house
in my back yard
with cardboard boxes
it shouldn't be hard.

I'll hoist up a flag,
watch it unfurl
with words to say--

I'll invite my friends,
bring in my toys
and we can try to keep out
the pesky boys.
(Like my brother,
who is sure
to yell to my mother,
all through the day,
"Sister won't let me play.")

     Have you ever built a club house out of boxes?  Have you built a train, a boat, or a space station?  Can you write a poem today about what you might build if you had the boxes?  Who would you invite to play with you?  What would you do?  Would your club house have rules?  Have fun with your imagination and try writing a poem.  Have an adventure today.


  1. Ah, this is so cute! Nice twist on the usual clubhouse. This one should sell.

  2. Ah, Rosi,
    Thank you for your kind words. I got a wonderful rejection letter this week, so your comment gives me hope. I've sent out the ms again, but it still is hard when an editor doesn't see your vision.

  3. Joy,
    I love the idea of a clubhouse out of cardboard boxes. So creative!

    1. Linda,
      I LOVE boxes--all kinds, shapes, materials. Give me a refrigerator box and I could rule the world. One Thanksgiving my boys and I built a two story fort with mazes from the 10 big boxes a neighbor had patio furniture delivered in. We used up three rolls of Duck tape. I'm sure the structure would still be there except it rained that weekend.