A Poem A Day

My 10 year old daughter Amy is very good at writing poems. That’s true, at least in this mom’s mind. I think I am not exaggerating. She actually won the 1st place for her poetry collection at the Minnesota State Fair two years in the row, in 2009 and again this year, Each time we selected 100 poems…
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A Poet In The Making

My daughter Amy prefers writing poems than doing the dishes or playing piano. Today when I asked her to wash the dishes after dinner, she asked: "Can I write five poems instead of washing the dishes?" She hadn’t written any poems lately. I would like to see her doing that again. So I said OK. Later when…
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All I Want For Christmas – A Poem Challenge

The other day I gave my 9 year old daughter Amy a challenge. “Let’s each write a poem titled ‘All I Want for Christmas.’ The only requirement is you can’t ask for stuff. See who can write a better poem.” The following two poems are the results of that challenge. Be the judge and let…
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