Month of Poetry – Lost Puppy – #MoP14

3 Jan

happy new year book

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

I’ve been AWOL from my blog and social media far too long. It wasn’t because of the holidays really…well, maybe a little. I’ve been writing my fanny off for contests and revising picture book manuscripts for submission, which is a big goal of mine this year.

If you follow my blog, you know that I’m a sucker for writing challenges, and I’ve taken the plunge for the month of January. Children’s book author, Kathryn Apel runs Month of Poetry (#MOP), so I’ve decided to be accountable for posting a poem to my blog each day…you lucky devils. ;0)

I’m also participating in Shannon Abercrombie’s Start the Year Off Write 2014 Challenge. This challenge begins January 5th and is 21 days of 21 writing exercises to start the year off write.  The prizes are to-die-for…critiques from agents and editors, so this girl’s gotta be there!

If that’s not enough, I’m a student in Susanna Leonard Hill’s month-long Making Picture Book Magic course. I’ve been dying to take this course for months, and received it as a Christmas gift!

Please forgive me for getting a late start. I will try to get a poem up every day from here on in.  ;0)

As usual, they will be children’s poems. Here goes….

Image- Jennifer Meyer

Image- Jennifer Meyer



How will he find me?

How will my boy know?

Which way will he look?

Which way will he go?


I took a bad turn,

When I left the yard.

Sure, he will find me.

It shouldn’t be hard.


I hope he comes soon.

I’m wet and I’m cold.

I hope he’s not mad.

I hope he won’t scold.


Please come and find me.

Discover me soon.

I’m scared of the dark.

And that gloomy moon.


He can be angry,

and yell at me too.

I won’t run away.

No, that I won’t do.


What is that strange noise?

Could that be my boy?

Yippee, he found me!

My heart’s full of joy!

–Donna L Sadd, all rights reserved

10 Responses to “Month of Poetry – Lost Puppy – #MoP14”

  1. Gerri Bowen January 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Happy New year, Donna!

    • Donna L. Sadd January 3, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

      Happy New Year, Gerri! I hope you’re feelin’ fine! :0)

  2. Juliana Lee January 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    Poor Puppy! I’m looking forward to your poems every day from here on out now!

    • Donna L. Sadd January 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

      RUH-RO, the pressure’s on now, Juliana! Thanks for popping in. :0)

  3. fuonlyknew January 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    So emotional. I was worried for the poor pup. This would be so sweet with pictures. I read that you are working on a manuscript with pictures. I wonder if it’s your dragon story!

    • Donna L. Sadd January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am #

      I’m so bummed about Hiccapuff, Laura. I was going to enter it in a Highlights contest, but because I posted it online, it’s out. I still can submit it though. Keep your fingers crossed! :0)

  4. sherry fundin January 5, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    That was sweet and simple. I loved it. I look forward to more. Good luck and much success on your endeavors this year.

    • Donna L. Sadd January 5, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      Thank you, Sherry and the very same to you. Here’s to a terrific 2014! :0)

  5. Aria Glazki January 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    Cute pacing yet touching story – nice! This may be my favorite of the ones you’ve posted so far.

    Also, have you ever considered only doing one challenge at a time?? You make the rest of us look bad 😉

    • Donna L. Sadd January 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

      Who are you kidding? You’re knee-deep in the din too! Best-:0)

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