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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Craft (as in handcraft) (02/08/07)

TITLE: Crafts 4 Kids
By Kenn Allan
02/15/07


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Time to spend but none to waste,
Paints and dyes (all water based),
Whitish globs of tasty paste—
These are things you'll need…

Scissors honed with rounded tips,
Crayons, chalk, and paper clips,
Kisses, hugs, and bandage strips
When hearts and elbows bleed.

Buttons, thread, and candy bars,
Sable brushes, jelly jars,
Rhinestones shaped like golden stars,
Can decorate the years…

Or perhaps, as some prefer,
Wheels that spin and gears that whir,
Pots of mud with sticks to stir
Will serve as souvenirs.

Birthday candles (slightly charred),
Glitter from a Christmas card,
Patience purchased by the yard
For awkward questions braved…

Macaroni (mixed with cheese),
Blossoms gathered from the trees,
Lofty giggles on the breeze
Are treasures to be saved.

If working with divine designs,
Take care to stay within the lines,
And make sure righteousness defines
The items you’ve compiled…

And when your skills are wearing thin,
A spray of love will seal them in—
Well, are you ready to begin?
Let’s build a happy child!


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Verna Cole Mitchell 02/15/07
I enjoyed this delightful poem. The ending was just the right touch.
Janice Fitzpatrick02/15/07
This has a beautiful flow to it and the descriptive rhymes captured my attention and kept me reading more. I really liked the ending. God bless your writing.
Karen Deikun02/16/07
Super poem! I don't know how the judges are going to choose winners this week! There are so many little gems and each so different. This was sweet and so well done.
Joanne Malley02/16/07
So VERY crafty! :) Well done - it takes center stage. Blessings, Jo
Betty Castleberry02/16/07
This is just delightful. The rhyme is very good, too. Excellent!
Mariane Holbrook02/17/07
What a delightful piece. You carefully watched your meter but having been there/done that, I was so intrigued with the content that I almost forgot the carpentry.

Placing a happy face sticker on this one!
Venice Kichura02/17/07
Masterfully written poem and a delight to read!
Sharlyn Guthrie02/19/07
I love this! You managed to itemize all the right ingredients! Your poetry is easy and enjoyable to read.
Marilyn Schnepp 02/19/07
Very creative! Nicely done.
Joanne Sher 02/19/07
Delightful is the perfect word for this. I smiled from the first word to the last, and it warmed my heart.
Sara Harricharan 02/22/07
Congrats on a lovely piece! I am glad I took the minute to read this. Very light and lovely. ^_^
Bonnie Way02/23/07
Great poem - congratulations on your win! I loved the rhythm and images in this piece.