Balloons – An Iambic Quatrain – #NaPoWriMo

8 Apr

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Image- UFunk

BALLOONS

Balloons adrift with me in tow.

Direction where? I do not know.

It’s fun to soar above the clouds,

away from noise and bustling crowds.

#AprilPrompts is Back! – Well, Sort of…#NaPoWriMo14

7 Apr

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Hiya,

The second annual #AprilPrompts is back…well, without the prompts! I got side-tracked, knee-deep in courses, and didn’t properly organize #AprilPrompts2014 for National Poetry Month.

I had been chomping at the bit for a course in rhyme and jumped at the chance of taking famed poet, Renee LaTulippe’s Inaugural Lyrical Language Lab. Of course, it had to be this month.

Then, I also committed to Angie Karcher’s new RhyPiBoMo (Rhyming Picture Book Month), where when you check in, not only do you get a lesson in rhyme and poetry forms, there’s a bonus guest post by a distinguished author!

Long story short…I’m writing at least one poem a day, so I figured why not post using prompts from elsewhere?

Here’s my first attempt at a limerick:

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 TIGHT QUARTERS

 

There once was a boy from Manila,

who wanted his own pet gorilla.

His hut was too small,

for a mammal so tall.

So he settled for a chinchilla.

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Completed 2ND ANNUAL FOOD FIGHT #Poem – Refrigerator Duty

10 Mar

Food Fight 2014

There’s been a lot of food flinging over the past several days, but it’s got to come to a close because stuff is starting to stink to high heavens around here. Here’s the completed story…

Image- The Family Groove

Image- The Family Groove

REFRIGERATOR DUTY

“Clean the fridge,” Mom said in a huff.

“Get rid of all the nasty stuff!”

“Fuzzy, moldy, stinky or green,

throw it all out. Make it all clean.”

 

 Lou and Sam grabbed for their noses.

The interior smelt nothing like roses.

As they dug deeper and deeper,

nary a food was deemed a keeper.

 

 Refuse was piled high to throw out.

Sport then burst in and let out a shout,

“I’m starving! What’s this? Some good eats!”

He thought the waste was delectable treats.

 

The kids snatched up plates and played keep away.

Sport wouldn’t get sick on their watch today.

But Sport thought he was being had.

Kept from a meal, he soon grew mad.

 

 “Sport, you shouldn’t eat this on a dare!”

Just then a glob WHIZZED through the air.

Tossed towards Lou, but missed by a trace.

That’s when it splatted upon Sam’s face.”

 

Pfftt! Sam looked up with a devilish grin.

And threw back a pear, rotten outside and in.

The smell of the peach made Lou feel ill.

The squish of the squash gave him a thrill.

 

Lou threw that squash hard as he could,

and PLORF he got Sport really good.

Then Mom came in, looking real mad.

And Sport realized he hadn’t been had.

 

“This is atrocious!” his mother screamed.

TAP-TAP-TAP! Is this a dream?

“Is this what I get when I ask you to clean?

Now I have to turn really mean.”

 

With that, she grabbed up the messiest glob.

And, SPLINK, gave it a lob.

It WHACKED Lou smack dab on his head.

He grabbed a glob of sandwich spread.

 

As spread flew from his finger tips,

Lou slipped CRUNCH onto moldy chips.

 

Not moldy chips! Not moldy chips!

Why couldn’t I slip on Onion dips?

Or day old pasta? Even jelly beans?

At least, I could have LICKED them clean.

 

“The fridge is now clean, spotless in fact.

Enough fun and games, get the kitchen intact.

Sport, don’t you try to sneak out that door.

Help Sam and Lou or you’re grounded,” Mom swore.

 

Realizing they would be stuck in all day,

if the huge mess was not mopped away,

the three shook hands, then divided the tasks.

First on the list, POP on the gas masks!

Image- TV Tropes

Image- TV Tropes

Thanks to everyone who helped grow the story. It was fun wasn’t it? :0)

Read all the finished Food Fight stories over at Marcie’s blog. Judging starts this week!

FOOD FIGHT Challenge! – Celebrating World Read Aloud Day March 5th with Onomatopoeia

3 Mar

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In celebration of World Read Aloud Day on March 5th, I’m taking part in fellow 12×12′er Marcie Colleen’s Food Fight Challenge.

Visit Marcie’s blog here for all the info: 

The Competition Rules
1. Create a post in which you start a story.
2. The story should have a clear setting and at least one clear character.
3. Set the scene. Be creative. It can be anywhere.
4. Write the story up to the moment when a food fight breaks out. And then stop.

You can add to my story below until March 7th (midnight):
1. Read the posted story and all of the comments that precede you.
2. Post your comment.
3. Be sure to build on and further the existing story. Your comment should flow.
4. The story should read as if it was written by one person when read from beginning to end.
5. ALSO, your comment needs to include at least one word of onomatopoeia and one thrown item of food.

NB:  Your onomatopoeia must be a word that has not been used already in that story.

Without further ado…

Image- TV Tropes

Image- TV Tropes

REFRIGERATOR DUTY


“Clean the fridge,” Mom said in a huff.

“Get rid of all the nasty stuff!”

“Fuzzy, moldy, stinky or green,

throw it all out. Make it all clean.”

 

Lou and Sam grabbed for their noses.

The interior smelt nothing like roses.

As they dug deeper and deeper,

nary a food was deemed a keeper.

 

Refuse was piled high to throw out.

Sport then burst in and let out a shout,

“I’m starving! What’s this? Some good eats!”

He thought the waste was delectable treats.

 

The kids snatched up plates and played keep away.

Sport wouldn’t get sick on their watch today.

But Sport thought he was being had.

Kept from a meal, he soon grew mad.

 

“Sport, you shouldn’t eat this on a dare!”

Just then a glob WHIZZED through the air.

Tossed towards Lou, but missed by a trace,

that’s when…

Image- Brotique dot blogspot dot com

Image- Brotique dot blogspot dot com

Now it’s your turn to grow this food fight rhyme in the comments section below. Have fun with it! (I can’t comment during the contest to make it easy for folks to follow the story, but I give advance thanks now for your participation and/or spreading the word.):0)

If you wish, please visit and comment on all the contest participants’ stories here.

Download free Onomatopeoia reference book.

Month of Poetry – Laughter – #Kids #Poem – #MoP14

30 Jan

 

LAUGHTER

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Funny, ha ha,

Tee hee hee,

Take a break to laugh with me.

 

Bwahaha, chuckle, chuckle,

Laugh so hard,

Your knees could buckle.

 

Yuk, yuk, yuk, guffaw, guffaw,

Laughter’s good,

So giggle more!

 

How quick a cure,

A laugh can be,

It only takes a minute of glee!

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