Showing posts from November, 2019

Step Back

So today I finally heard from the publisher. They said no to my Sibling's Yoga story. I have to admit I am sad, and youthfully thought they would simply love my poem and maybe need me to change a few things to make it just for them. But I was a little too starry eyed.

So now with my first rejection I will buck up and carry on, work on my text- make it better and start to learn how to submit queries to editors. That is where I will most likely find my success. This poem may never see publishing, but I know I can continue on to unearth the perfect story for children.

At least I have these cute kids to keep me going and giving me new ideas.   

School days

I'm trying to expand the perspective of my poems. This one is a personal poem to my 6th grade year. I had just moved to a new town, and was unsure how to make new friends, the friends I thought I had found decided they didn't want to be friends with me anymore. This left me quite confused and unsure of what to do at school.

This is my poem to that little girl who is left to defend herself from the world, and how with a challenge your world can change in amazing ways.

Starting her day in an upbeat way Sarah took her nose to the floor I will never be right, but that's alright I will learn to do more. 
Sarah went to school where kids were cruel They mocked her hair and dress That's alright I’ll be bright And find those I can bless. 
In her class Todd gave her some sass And wondered how she could get along She was contrite and will be alright And sang a joyful song.
Out by her own at recess she roams To find a friendly hand It was not right alone she would fight The evil horned band. 

Out for a walk

Joe went for a walk to go to the tip top,
when he saw a lizard standing on a rock.  The lizard just lay basking in the sun  slowed Joe down, no longer in a run. 
As he passed the trees, he saw their limbs move dancing in the breeze where an eagle was too.  The eagle sat and looked clear far ahead Joe stopped and turned to see the meadows spread. 
Joe continued on his walk and found a dog asleep As Joe walked by the dog leaped to its feet. Stretching down the dog bowed to the earth Then extending up like  a new rebirth. 
Amazed he continued walking to the top actively looking for something more then on a flower, a butterfly lay drinking some nectar in the sun's rays
Now carefully moving not to miss a thing Crouching down he saw a slithery snake moving ever so slowly so not to shake he sat there until his back did ache. 
Up near the top there was a mountain lake Full of fresh and clear water As he looked down he saw a sunfish Moving its tail in a little swish-swish

Laying down on the …