Thursday, February 25, 2016

DMC: "Ditty Trouble" by Kristi Dee Veitenheimer


There once was a lady who wrote
short simple rhymes in a note.
Twas such a pity
that each little ditty
often got stuck in her throat.    

Whenever she tried to recite one,
whether fairy tale, fable, or pun,
the words that were listed
would always get twisted,
tying her tongue in a bun.

So one day the lady decided
the beautiful words she provided,
should only be read
in somebody’s head,
so no one would then be misguided.

The lady continued to write
each night until dawn’s breaking light.
Known to be witty,
each little ditty
brought children’s loud squeals of delight.

© 2016 Kristi Dee Veitenheimer. All rights reserved.

David L. Harrison has challenged us to write poems inspired by the word "ditty" this month. Click HERE for more details.

Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration TOMORROW, Friday, February 26th, and one lucky participant will win a copy of his newest collection for children:

For an additional chance to win, write a poem inspired by "leaves" for David's Word of the Month (W.O.M.) challenge HERE.


  1. All's well that ends well, right Kristi? Thanks for closing out our ditty-full month with a grand ol' SQUEEEEEE!

    1. Thanks, Michelle! You know I love your monthly ditty challenges!

  2. Kristi, I love your limerick ditty! Limericks always seem to let us catch our breath and breathe a bit easier, thanks!

  3. Ha! This is simply a lot of limericky fun! Thanks for this one.