Wednesday, April 25, 2018

DMC: "Travel Advisory" by Cynthia Cotten


Never ask a dinosaur
to help you with your packing.
He lacks such necessary skills
as rolling, folding, stacking.
Your pants will be all wrinkled.
Your shirts will be a mess.
So if a dino offers help
don’t ever answer “yes”!

© 2018 Cynthia Cotten.  All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Deborah Bruss and Matt Forrest Esenwine. They've challenged us to write a poem about something you would not expect a dinosaur (or another kind of animal) to do.

Leave your poem on our April 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, April 27th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of their fun new rhyming picture book from POW! Kids:


  1. Thanks for this good advice, Cynthia! Yet somehow I manage to end up with wrinkled pants and messy shirts even without a dinosaur's help. Sigh.

  2. Love this! Very well done - tightly written, great rhymes.

  3. This is such fun! I really like this poem.