Monday, August 22, 2016
DMC: "AMBUSH!" by Renée M. LaTulippe
Beneath the cotton-checkered skies,
the hilltop blazed with fiery cries:
“Friends, you know we must arise.
if we’re to win the battle prize.
Open up your compound eyes.
We’re better than those gnats and flies.
Gather up your war supplies.
Bifurcate those tunnels, guys!
A sneak attack! Send in the spies!
Let’s fight as one! Let’s colonize!”
The soldiers seized the apple pies.
They marched off with the chicken thighs.
The hilltop rang with hungry cries.
The rest is history — ant-size.
© 2013 Renée M. LaTulippe. All rights reserved.
Diana Murray has challenged us to write a poem about an unlikely hero this month. Click HERE for more details.
Post your poem on our August 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, August 26th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fun new picture book from Roaring Brook Press: