Itty, bitty Lindsay Lu went to school today
She thought she’d have some fun with friends and find some time to play.
Well Lindsay Lu was happy there, her teacher was the best.
Her favorite time was reading time and also time to rest.
But once she had her crayons out and one boy tried to grab
Her favorite purple swirl paper from her paper slab.
She cried out loud to let him know the paper he should leave
The teacher heard the scream and through the classroom she did weave
To find what happened to the girl with paper on her desk
Because she was always happy, the teacher’d have to ask.
Lindsay Lu had started crying, the boy he did the same
The teacher took them both aside and asked the boy his name.
She told them both that they should share all things from in the room
Including all the resources, every last volume.
Lindsay Lu did smile then and so the boy did too
And now they draw together and even share the glue.
Eat when you drink with friends
In life we do things daily
we know just what we do. We know our choices matter and where we go with who.
When the time has come to sit
and dine with many friends, remember food is proper and theres a drink to start your bend.
Getting drunk with friends may be
your common ritual. Just remember to imbibe but include all victuals.
Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is today’s host of
dVerse. Kim says: This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word keep, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word.
My sleeping beverage
When I go to sleep
I often like to keep
Water by my side
My mouth feels very dried.
The water that I pour
Is not like those before
It has a little twist
A sort of liquid mist.
Do you get my gist?
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a
Diatelle. The topic is up to you!
Diatelle The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an ethere, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape.
Wow! This was a huge challenge!!!!!
On a train
For all to see
It may cause you some pain
We wonder just how there can be
love of yourself with no sign of pity
you look at the mirror and see only your place
You try to keep yourself just so pretty
Like driving in an old city
No sign of an airplane
Walk with some clarity
See the rain
Today’s word is “ivory.”
An elephant tusk is the first thing you see
When you pass by the place that sells ivory.
Its beautiful texture and wonderful hues
Makes poaching and killing horrible news.
We love what we have with that hard white plaster
But don’t think about the poor herd master
He’s missing a member of his elephant tribe
Because we want ivory, its sort of a bribe.
What can we do for more ivory to make?
Find a white stone and make it a fake.
This way we keep all the elephants alive
Where in the wild they can all thrive.
What if the world was watching?