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Month of Poetry – NIGHT – Lantern #Poem – #MoP14

17 Jan




In calm dark

Sleeps a dreamer



I had hoped this wouldn’t happen, but the ultra-intensive, dream picture book writing course that I’m taking in conjunction with this and another challenge is beginning to demand more and more of my attention and hard work. I’ve waited so long to be able to take it and I’m learning so much in such a compact amount of time, that I just can’t let it take a back seat.

Usually, dashing off a children’s poem helps me unwind at the end of a day or first thing in the morning, but today I’ve got nothing.

I want to stay committed to this challenge though, so I hope you won’t mind if I post my most popular poems of the past here and there. I just wanted to give a heads up that if a poem sounds familiar…it probably is!

Thanks for understanding! :0)



Month of Poetry – Fine Fit – #Haiku – #MoP14 – #ScriptingChange

15 Jan

DU- I’m halfway through the Month of Poetry, and I’ve neglected to mention Seeing Past Sickness, a #charity project of #ScriptingChange…until now!

Here’s my Haiku…

Fine Fit


Fine from the outside-

Ailment goes unnoticed here

Peg no longer square

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Image- etc dot usf dot edu

This haiku was published late last year in Seeing Past Sickness, an anthology from the #Scripting Change Project.

“Seeing Past Sickness is the inaugural publication of Scripting Change, a community writing project that aims to make a positive social difference. All of the work required to bring together this anthology was volunteered, and 100% of Scripting Change’s proceeds* will be donated to our inaugural recipient: the MSTR Scholarship Foundation, which provides financial support for students pursuing an education, despite the difficulties and costs associated with chronic illness.”

It’s a new year, and I want to continue to help spread the word for a charitable cause. Won’t you help too?

By clicking on the first link above, you’ll be taken to Amazon, where the purchase price is $2.99. However, if you click on the second link, you can name a price yourself!

In either event, could you take a minute to share it? I’m sure the beneficiaries of this scholarship would be truly grateful.


Month of Poetry – First – Children’s #Poem – #MoP14

14 Jan

This prompt, FIRST, was received from Shannon Abercrombie’s Start the Year Off Write Challenge’s guest author, David Harrison. An award-winning author, Mr. Harrison has written 77 children’s books and offers a monthly writing prompt on his blog called Word of the Month Poetry Challenge.

Written off the top of my head:

Image- Family Fitness Coach

Image- Family Fitness Coach


First, he yelled and cried.

Tears ran down his face.

Then he ran inside,

He had lost the race.


Who knew Mom was right?

Spinach made me strong!

Felt like I could run all day.

Eat greens, you can’t go wrong!

Donna L Sadd, all rights reserved

Image- Illustration Source

Image- Illustration Source

Month of Poetry – A Writer’s Wish – #Poem – #MoP14

13 Jan


Help me work out stories.

Let me find the things to say.

Blow a breeze between each word.

Let the poor ones fly away.


Lift them up and spin them round,

Drop them down just right.

So it’s clear when I awake.

Each direction lies in sight.

Donna L Sadd, all rights reserved

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Image- Elllo

Month of Poetry – Puddle Ducklings – Children’s #Poem – #MoP14

12 Jan
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Image- Wunderground



Seven ducklings in a row,

Saw a puddle, there they go.

Splish, splash, splops they do flops.

They look like little yellow mops.


Webby feet kick here and there,

upside down, high in the air.

Ducks and puddles go hand in hand.

Ducklings paddling, ain’t life grand!


But Mama calls, it’s time to go.

They hear her call and they all know,

To come a running straight away.

The swimming’s over for today.


Seven ducklings in a row

Follow Mama all in tow.

To the nest, far from the puddle.

Soon fall asleep as they all cuddle.

Donna L Sadd, all rights reserved

Image- Refresh Dot Com

Image- Refresh Dot Com

A BIG SHOUT OUT to Laura Thomas for this prompt…who doesn’t love ducklings in rain puddles?

Check out Laura’s award-winning book review blog here!

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