Writing excerpts

Samples of my work from various children’s literature sites.

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THE MOTH AND THE FLAMEmothflame

Originally published March, 2012 at No Water River

The moth nearly swooned as he flit toward the flame.
“My sweet spark! My love light! You signaled. I came!

How you dazzle and twinkle and tempt me to touch.
I’d kiss you my darling, if you’d not scorch so much!”

The flame danced and flickered. She’d wax, then she’d wane.
She glowed with a passion that drove Moth insane.

But her heart was not his, for another she burned,
A jealous sky-bolter whose jolt she’d once spurned.

ZZZTT! Lightning flashed, then wild thunder boomed.
Cold torrents poured forth. The lovers seemed doomed!

“Fear not!” cried our hero. He snatched up a leaf,
and sheltered the flame, who stayed dry underneath.

The leaf smoked and sizzled. Eight embers popped out.
“Our children!” cheered Moth. That’s what love’s all about.

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MILLENNIAL MONDAY’S CHILD

Originally published September, 2012 on David L. Harrison

Monday’s child will win the race. cover art 001

Tuesday’s child soars into space.

Wednesday’s child may steal the show.

Thursday’s child helps learners grow.

Friday’s child makes sick ones well.

Saturday’s child writes tales to tell.

The child who is born on the seventh day defines success in her own way!

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2 Responses to Writing excerpts

  1. Cynthia says:

    Cathy, those poems are brilliant ! – Cynthia

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