Monday, March 25, 2013

Poetry Contest

Remember how I won our local library's poetry contest in 2010? Well guess what?

I won again this year!

My winning poem, "The Monster Under My Bed" won alongside my friend Dana's poem, "I Love To Read." I think Dr. Seuss (along with my dog Scout) inspired me when I wrote this:

The Monster Under My Bed

I yawn and stretch and look around.
The world is quiet.
There is no sound.
But then I hear a growl below,
And with a startled jump I know,
That something green from toe to head,
Is lurking under my bed!
Slowly I lean down to see,
If this thing is scary and wants to eat me.
Then I think that I might be,
Overreacting and being silly.
This monster may not be so bad,
He might be the best friend that I never had!
He might want to eat cookies and play hide and seek,
This monster might be very meek.
But then the monster growls again,
And I jump and squeak and cover my head.
I take a deep breath and lean down and see,
That the monster isn’t a monster,
It’s just my silly puppy.

What do you think? Which one do you like better?

13 comments:

Steve Finnell said...
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Rich said...

Thats a awesome poem! And a funny one aswell, I'm not that good at that kinda stuff. :P

Joe Bunting said...

Love it, Kate. Congratulations!

Boquinha said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you posted it. Great poem. And funny, too! Our sweet little Scout is such a great friend. And you are a great writer!

The Magic Violinist said...

Thanks, Joe! :D

Scout provides a lot of inspiration. ;)

I've heard you say some pretty funny stuff, Rich! XD Maybe you're better at coming up with funny stuff on the spot and not so much in writing. I know people like that.

Zelia said...

Wow Wow Wow. I loved it.

Emily Foley said...

WOW! Congratulations!

Dr. Mark said...

Since I submitted the poem for you I already got to read it, and I thought it was good then, too. Congratulations! And I'm not shocked at all that Scout could inspire this.

The Magic Violinist said...

Thanks, guys! :D

Didi said...

That is a really good poem! I am so glad that I got to read it before I would've regularly. Thanks for sharing!

The Magic Violinist said...

Thanks, Didi! :D I loved your poem, too!

Bethy said...

Wow! I love this poem! You are so gifted! :)

The Magic Violinist said...

Thanks, Bethy! :D