The Official Writing Challenge
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04/24/08
This was a very fun read, and very visual. Excellent work.
04/24/08
What a fun read. Good rhythm and rhyme--and the last verse says it all--different isn't a bad thing! Good job!
04/25/08
Though I don't read a lot of the poetry here, I enjoyed this one immensely. Everyone needs a "crazy" uncle or aunt in their life. Aunt Jazz reminded me of my Aunt Jewel. She bought a Harley when she was 65 and rode alone from Louisiana to California and back. Then she sold the Harley and pretended it never happened.
04/25/08
What fun! You've painted a colorful picture of Aunt Jazz.
04/25/08
I agree with all of the above. I definitely think many readers can relate to a quirky aunt or uncle. I'm sure this was based on someone quite real to you, what a blessing to have such an aunt.
04/26/08
The picture you painted of Jazz is wonderful and I can see it in vivid detail. This was a fun read!
04/26/08
I have a dear aunt who isn't quite this zany, but she does like her bling. This made me think of her. I LOVED It!
04/27/08
I loved the picture you painted of the aunt. I could see her clearly in my mind, because I know a woman similar to her. I really like how you ended the poem. We should all learn to embrace each other's differences.

Thank you for sharing this delightful poem. :)
04/28/08
Too cute to pop! I agree we all need an aunt Jazz. But what in the world is bling?
04/28/08
This Aunt Jazz of yours even taught me a lesson or two...living life to the fullest...is just one of them. Bless her and you for this fun romp of a rhyme.
04/28/08
Boy I would love to see her house! "lime and pink," "lava lamps and disco balls," and reptilian pets :) This was great, "lived life out loud"! Wow, I can't belive this is your first poem on FW! Great rhyme and meter -- Very nicely done.
04/28/08
Very funny read about a very eccentric aunt!

Great job with a syncopated meter. My only suggestion, if you continue with poetry, is slightly more sophisticated rhymes.

We all need someone like Aunt Jazz in our lives!
04/30/08
"For all of us are different,
It doesn’t make us wrong,"

So very true. Too bad it takes some of us such a long time to see it. How much better to stop fighting who I am because I am different, and thereby conserve energy to become who God designed me to be!

PLEASE don't let this be your last poem! :)
04/30/08
What a wonderful rhyme. Loved this character very much. Your MC is blessed.
04/30/08
This is fun! I like the rhythm of this rhyme.