Saturday, September 9, 2017

Busy As a Beaver - Flash Fiction Poem

 When I saw that this week's Flash Fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch was to use "busy" I immediately thought of the first children's book I wrote and decided to write a poem. Here it is:

The Day Mr. Beaver Met a Moose

Mr. Moose saw a busy beaver working on his den
He walked up to him and offered a hand to lend

They cut and moved logs and stopped for a break
Thank you Mr. Moose I wouldn’t have been able to get all these in the lake

Munching on some berries
Talking away was merry

Until Mr. Moose explained the fire on his land
And how everything was now just a pile of sand

This made Mr. Beaver shed a tear for him
And offered for Mr. Moose to move to his land

Thank you my new found friend

If you'd like to join us for this or any flash fiction challenge please follow my  link over to Carrot Ranch.

All proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities. This is a story poem children's book that shows and teaches friendship, being a good samaritan, sharing, and what results you can achieve by working together.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Diamond - Flash Fiction Senryu

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Brilliantly shining
From reflections off the sun
Displays all colors

Are all manifestly
Stunning picking up spectrums
From the world over

On one knee he kneels
Placing it on my finger
Will you marry me

I look at the rock
Mesmerized by its beauty
Tears well in my eyes

He looks on nervous
As he awaits my answer
Praying I say yes

How could I say no
I love him with all my heart
Yes I’ll marry you

Crystalline beauty
Forever on my left hand
Till the day I die

Proposal of a marriage

Like the diamond rock

This piece was written for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. This weeks challenge was to write about "crystalline" in 99 words (no more, no less)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Love Again - A Senryu
A small ray of hope
Broke through, causing her to smile
Sun would shine today

As the days went on
Life got better and better
The past left behind

Memories still there
Fading a little each day
Hurting less and less

A new beginning
Filled her heart with promise
She could love again