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Month of Poetry – Lost Puppy – #MoP14

3 Jan

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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


LOST PUPPY

 

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

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