Don't forget to come back on that special day, Feb 29 to help me celebrate knowing over 300 of you with a blurb about your WIP (or you!) as an entry to win DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth! [PS - Auntie Tara is waiting for your short stories =) ]
I leave you with my first published poem (for Cafe Del Sol ezine). Have a great Presidential weekend!
by Tara Tyler
There was a young woman that lived in the city.
She had so many bugs, and it was a pity.
When in the morning she turned on the light,
The creepies would scatter and give her a fright!
She opened the cupboard and wished it was bare,
But low and behold there were crawlers in there.
Tiny ants on the counter, giant ants in the hamper,
No matter how much she cleaned, she felt like a camper.
One day she awoke and could take it no more.
“I’ve had it!” she cried and slammed shut the door.
The bugs were so happy, they thought they were free
from that silly young woman that never would be
courageous enough to swat even a fly.
But those bugs were in for quite a surprise.
The door burst open and what did they see?
There she was with a cage and a key.
The buggies had hidden as soon as they saw her,
And wondered what new treat she would offer.
She set the cage gently onto the floor
and used the key to open the door.
“Come on out,” she called to the bugs.
“I’ve got something you’re going to love!”
So the bugs creeped and crawled from their hiding places,
from nooks and crannies and very small spaces.
Was she making friends? Could it be true?
Bugs aren’t very bright, if only they knew.
“GOTCHA!” she screeched and squealed with delight,
as a giant spider leapt into sight.
He was strong he was quick he was almost like lightning.
Those bugs couldn’t escape, they were very frightened.
“Serves you right, you moochers and loafers!
You’ve eaten my food and left gifts in my toaster!
No more will you scare me and make me upset,
It’s your turn to be scared, I’ve got a new pet!”