Monday, March 19, 2012

March Madness, Poetry Competition

So I've been spending my time getting ready for a writing conference, and writing poems for March Madness. :-)  Pummeled won! Here is my poem:

Putting Away Toys
by Debbie LaCroix

Just one more toy to put away.
It will fit, all done today.

Oh no! There’s one toy more.
Squeezzzzze it in and push the door ,
Look, no more toys are on the floor.

Hello mommy, look, all clean.
The closet door? No you can’t see.
Ouch! All my toys just pummeled me!

Of course, my son Billy was my motivation. Though he has yet to live out this scenario, it is just a matter of time.

This week's word is: Forensic! I was inspired to write a mystery poem. It didn't turn out the way I was gearing, but still has a fun ending. Though Billy has yet to act out the toy poem, my husband gladly acted out the Forensic poem.

The count down is almost over until we will find out who wins. I have a great competitor, who teaches 4th grade. Her students are very supportive, so it's a little intimidating. :-)

If you want to catch the action and read Cookie Caper, visit:
Think Kid Think!
Remember, vote for the poem you like best.
While you are there, be sure to check out the other great poems and vote. All of the poets have worked hard.

Thank you for all your support! It's been a lot of fun writing poetry again. I might just have to continue.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Sorry I've been MIA. Life got crazy! I'm finally caught up, just in time to enter a Poetry Contest at Think, Kid, Think.

I don't do sports, but it's set up like March Madness. I am pitted against another poet. We are each assigned a word, and then you can come vote. Whoever wins, goes on to the next competition.

Here is my court:

I was given the word: Pummeled.

I'm currently working on my poem. I have the first draft done, will sleep on it, and come back to it tomorrow before posting.

If you like poetry, check out the other poems and vote for your favorites. There are some big names competing!