I borrowed a book from the library
There still are three weeks till it is due
I’m sure I can read the whole book by then
In fact it might only take two
It seems now I have missed the deadline
The book was due two days ago
I hate to return it before it’s been read,
This book full of things I should know
It’s been now a month since the due date
I’ve just read a handful of lines
The library’s leaving me messages
I’ve racked up a long row of fines
The library finally stopped calling
Perhaps ‘cause I moved out of state
It’s been two long years since I borrowed that book
I read it today and it’s great.
© 2014 Karyn Linnell
Guess what? I, Karyn Linnell, AKA Mother Streusel, will be competing in a highly prestigious children’s poetry competition in just a few days! It is the 2014 March Madness Poetry competition where amazing poets, or “Authletes,” from all over the world are pitted against each other until only one poet remains! There are only 64 spots in the competition, and only half the poets make it past the first round. Most of the “Authletes” competing are well-known poets who have published books of poetry. Let’s just say this is going to be tough! This is about as intense as it gets in the world of children’s poetry. You will probably be hearing many pleas for votes from me, because I want to win!!! You can follow the competition here at www.thinkkidthink.com. The competition starts on St. Patricks Day, and you can begin voting for my poem on March 19th!
Also, every “Authlete” will be donating a book of poetry, and all of those books will be won by one lucky classroom. I decided to create a book of Mother Streusel’s Useless Rhymes called Ugh! Ink Is Getting Everywhere to donate. It has 40 poems, and about a dozen of them have never been published on this blog…and they never will be! Bwa ha ha! Wish you had a book of Mother Streusel’s Useless Rhymes, too? You can get Ugh! Ink Is Getting Everywhere here in either paperback or hardcover. If you would like signed copy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-order. I will be placing a bulk order when I have 25 people who want signed copies.
This is the front of the book…
…and this is the back of the book!
I am very excited about this competition, and I hope that you will vote for me (unless you like my competitor’s poem better.) It’s a really fun and exciting event, so be sure to follow along at http://www.thinkkidthink.com. I and all the other “Authletes” really appreciate your participation! It’s what makes March Madness Poetry so much fun.