Today is our first “Two for Tuesday” prompt of the month. For those who are new to the challenge, I provide two prompts instead of one–usually polar opposites of each other–and poets can choose which one to use. Of course, quite a few poets write a poem for both prompts.
For today’s prompt, do one of the following:
- Write a goofy poem.
- Write a serious poem.
Of course, I see the possibility for writing a seriously goofy poem and writing a serious poem with a little goofy thrown into the mix. I’m excited to see what kind of silly things may transpire the next 24 hours, and I’m interested in all the straight-faced poems as well.
Here’s my attempt:
“Anything is possible”
When I watch TV with my boys,
I see a world filled with talking
tools, trains and toys. But what gets me
the most is a fry cook who lives
in a pineapple under the sea.
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Write it for the children…
If you can get silly with it, then chances are good that writing for children may be right up your alley. And I admit that I enjoy “children’s” literature too. For those with that interest, I recommend our top guide to writing for children You Can Write Children’s Books, by Tracy E. Dils. Dils gives instruction on all levels of children’s writing from picture books to young adult.