Wednesday, November 6, 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.   

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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. 

Come what may, and I will say
Hello to this discouraging horde. 
Would it be right to extend a slight
Gift of kindness towards?

Stopped in their tracks they taken aback
What could this offer mean
Could they just might be kind to her plight
 And abort their planned scene?

Seeing their pause there she was
Surrounded by dozens more now
They looked to their left quite bereft
And she said this I will allow

I want you to be my friend where we can mend
Like threads joined together
Let my bite become your light
As we join as birds of a feather. 

All who saw were now in awe
At her boldness to this crowd
The leader stood slight not just sure quite
How to answer this out loud. 

Sucking some air he did fare
To answer her sentence to them
“You are despite our tries to  blight
The brightest and rarest gem. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Out for a walk

Image result for yoga pose lizard on rockJoe 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
Image result for yoga pose tree poseJoe 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

Image result for yoga pose eagle poseNow 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
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Moving its tail in a little swish-swish

Laying down on the ground he looked at the sky
he let his mind try to find whats common
in the nature where he saw
wonder and beauty that left him in awe.
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