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  1. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK

    Weekly Poetry Contest (203) - Poems for Children

    Discussion in 'Monthly Poetry Contest Archives' started by Banzai, Jul 30, 2012.

    Poetry Contest
    Two Hundred and Three

    Dust off your rhyming dictionaries! Fill your pens! It's poetry time!

    The Rules
    • All entries must be on the set theme.
    • Only one entry per member.
    • No editing of entries once posted without my express permission (i.e. PM me and ask).
    • Poems must be titled
    • Entries must not have previously posted on the forums, and are not permitted to be posted for critique until AFTER the contest is completed.
    • Any violation of these rules will result in disqualification of entries, and possibly infraction.

    The entry stage will be open for seven days, closing on Monday 6th August 2012.

    The voting stage will begin immediately, and will be open for three days, ending on Thursday 9th August 2012.

    And this week's theme is: (courtesy of hadknitbandit) Poems for Children

    The next (204th) contest's theme will be (courtesy of handknitbandit): The Spanish Civil War, and it will be opened on Monday 6th August 2012.

    Be imaginative, have fun, and get writing.


    PS: If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. I don't bite (much).
  2. Agatha Christie

    Agatha Christie New Member

    Jan 19, 2012
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    A dog, a cat and a little brown mouse
    lived together in a little green house.
    They ate their food and played all day
    And then a rabbit came to stay.

    They lived there in that little green house,
    Rabbit, the dog, the cat and brown mouse.
    They ate their food and played all day
    And then a blackbird came to stay.

    They lived there in that little green house
    Four little creatures and brown mouse.
    They ate their food and played all day
    And then a hedgehog came to stay.

    They lived there in that little green house
    Five little creatures and brown mouse.
    They ate their food and played all day
    Then cat meowed: ' Let's run away.'

    They packed their bags before they went
    They took some food. They took a tent.
    But then dog barked: 'I like this house.'
    'Yes! Let's stay!' squeaked little brown mouse.

    Five little friends and little brown mouse
    Snuffled and squealed inside their house.
    So glad they did not run away
    They ate their food and played all day.
  3. Darkkin

    Darkkin Reflection of a nobody Contributor

    Jun 21, 2012
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    Following the footprints in the sand...
    Wayfarer Small

    Wayfarer Small

    A Queen upside down,
    Ruling with a furious frown.
    A Hero his bow drawn,
    Aiming true, who disappears at dawn.

    A Dancing Bear,
    With a tail stretching to the moon.
    A tale spoken before the fire's flare.
    A story done too soon.

    Just one more...
    As between the curtains the Man in the Moon,
    Begins to soar.
    A patchwork quilt, a bright cocoon.

    Shadows deepen...
    Dreams now come creepin'
    Whispering with the crickets' strings.
    Billowing sheets on the backyard line become your wings.

    A sleepy smile flickers now...
    Spread your wings, Wayfarer know how.
    Follow the light of the firefly trail.
    Hear the song of Echo play 'cross the vale.

    Murmured dreams borne upon a comet's tail.
    There she waits, the quiet Waif.
    Eyes aglow at the start of the firefly trail.
    She goes with you, Wayfarer Small, singing the lullaby to see you safe.
  4. *Katie

    *Katie New Member

    Jul 22, 2012
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    Surrounded by corn and tractors over here in ohio.
    A Beautiful Storm.

    The sky is gray, black, and blue
    The rain has not come to a stop.
    The sun, long gone, is lost in the clouds
    And all I can hear is "drip-drop"

    Here and there, the thunder will roar
    Bringing it's big flashly lights.
    When will it stop? It's so very sad,
    It's been going on all night.

    For now I must sleep, and get some rest
    I will rise in the early morn'.
    Hoping for sunlight when I awake,
    Instead of this horrible storm.

    Now being dawn, I begin to wake up,
    My senses slowly revive.
    What is that I see? Sunlight at last?
    Is the world coming back alive?

    The singing of birds, barking of dogs,
    I hear as I walk out the door.
    And to my surprise when I look outside,
    I begin to find even more.

    A rainbow, a rainbow! How beautiful and bright,
    With red, pink, purple and green.
    Now I know why, why we have such storms,
    Now I truly see.
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  5. handknitbandit

    handknitbandit New Member

    Jul 6, 2012
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    Denver, CO
    Costa (Hummingbird)


    It’s not my voice but my fast beating wings​
    Over ​


    I court my lovely dark feathered bride​
    I sip all day​
    On sweet nectar half my body weight​
    Iridescent colors stream
    As I whip through the air so carelessly​
    Nectar smooth and sticky sweet
    It’s one treat that can’t be beat​
    Green and blue and purple too
    eerily hovering wingless illusion​
    Beardtongue and persimmon blooms
    On each I dine and make my food​
    In the desert’s where I live
    Soaking up sizzling Sonoran sun​
    Red is my favorite color
    Under its power I am defenseless​
    Don’t think my size make me delicate
    I’m one third muscle and two thirds guts​
  6. nomadpenguin

    nomadpenguin Member

    Jun 24, 2012
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    Black Sheep

    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?

    No, not after you
    pushed me off
    the playground swing
    and cut my hair off
    with blunt scissors
    just because
    I’m a different color.
  7. Britannica

    Britannica New Member

    Jun 3, 2012
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    Grass in the Wind

    Grass in the Wind

    Flowing like an ocean
    Dancing in the sun
    The grass of the meadow
    Is having some fun.

    Why who could this be?
    Little Danny meadow mouse
    Peeking round the tree
    Look! Off he goes
    Through the wispy sea.
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