Friday, July 25, 2014

A Christmas Themed Parody

This month I participated in yet another challenge in the Ditty of the Month Club at Michelle Barnes' blog, "Today's Little Ditty."  Here's the link to my attempt at a parody of "Mary Had a Little Lamb."


After seeing my poem published, I read through it and found that it needed some editing, especially in the meter department.  Here's my revised version.  See what you think.  Does the meter work better?


Santa had a heaping pack,
heaping pack, heaping pack,
Santa had a heaping pack
that he filled up with toys.

Santa needed boys and girls,
boys and girls, boys and girls.
Santa needed boys and girls
who had been good all year.

Santa looked at this year’s list,
this year’s list, this year’s list.
Santa looked at this year’s list
and charted a quick course.

Elves helped him to load his sled,
load his sled, load his sled.
Elves helped him to load his sled
and called his best reindeer.

Red-nosed Rudolph led the way,
led the way, led the way.
Red-nosed Rudolph led the way
to each and every home.

Christmas morn they all woke up,
all woke up, all woke up.
Christmas morn they all woke up
to see what Santa brought.

All the children laughed and played,
laughed and played, laughed and played.
All the children laughed and played
with Santa’s Christmas loot.

Back home Santa took a nap,
took a nap, took a nap.
Back home Santa took a nap
that lasted through the day.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Water-Themed Cinquain Poem

On Michelle Barnes blog, Today's Little Ditty, back in May, readers were given the challenge to write a water-themed cinquain poem.  This was part of the Ditty of the Month Club challenge.  My poem about a "log ride" was one of the poems featured on Michelle's blog that month.  I was so excited to see my name and work "in print!"  I wrote the poem while thinking back to childhood visits to a Six Flags Over Texas amusement park.  The log ride was one of the rides that I both looked forward to and dreaded.  The fun of splashing our log through the waterway, and then the "frightened" anticipation of the log being caught by the chain for the upward climb at the end--resulting in a "free fall" toward a giant splash!  Fun times and fun memories. (Here is the link to that poem, Log Flume, on Michelle's blog.)







                                


Monday, July 7, 2014

Interview with Tamera Will Wissinger

Today's Little Ditty is spotlighting Tamera Will Wissinger, author of This Old Band.










She gave a great interview, as well as a cute Ditty of the Month challenge.  Read all about it here....  

Michelle Barnes blog


And by the way--my entry for the challenge was a parody of Mary Had a Little Lamb.  I'll come back and share later!