My daughter and I had a good 4 hour drive home from trading vehicles with my brother in Illinois. She was working on her homework which was a difficult writing assignment. She was to write several poems in different writing fashions according to the teacher's instructions. She bounced them off of me and we laughed and had a good time. See if you can tell which ones were inspired by our lives and the road trip.
BTW...of course she got an A-100%. I am so proud. These are copyrighted of course and if you copy them as your own, I will hunt you down like a dog. If you would like to share them and give her credit, then I would be fine with that. Fargo PRIDE!
The first one had to be made from her name and had to reflect herself:
Sunshine and smiles
Orange you glad you
The second had to rhyme three lines:
Stars are very bright
They glisten in pale moonlight
Stars make up the night
The third had to rhyme 1 and 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6th lines:
At times the sky is very cool
But midafternoon it becomes Azul
Can you see the orange pockets?
Dancing through the sky like rockets
Every color glistens when it rains
Forever making a rainbow through the plains.
The fourth is my favorite. Maybe you can guess why...
Waddle, waddle goes Arty the possum
snooping around thinking he was awesome
He sniffed one too many flowers
and fell asleep for hours
Arty was no more, he sniffed the wrong blossom.
The fifth had to show life to an inanimate thing:
Sometimes the highway is a moody thing
Today it made my tires sing
Yesterday it hummed along
A nice soothing song
But the other day it was a grouch
When my car hit a pothole. Ouch!
The last had to be about the object you drew with your words:
She drew a tree, but I can't do it here, because blogger messes it up, so you get the words.
When pine boughs bend in the wind, they bring strong smells of juniper
Creaks and cracks, moans and groans can be heard all the way to Jupiter
As the old evergreen bends and whips to and fro
Wishing it was summer, when the winds did not blow