The Color of Revenge
by Nessa Morris
Anne told a lie. Her lies compounded, but Mom believed the way they sounded.
It’s not my fault, but I got grounded.
IT’S SO NOT FAIR!
My anger spreads, a rapid growth. I’ll find a way to teach them both.
Inside my room, I make an oath.
“REVENGE!” I SWEAR.
Within my room, I must conspire the best revenge on Anne The Liar.
Anne’s crayons tossed in Mother’s dryer?
REVENGE! WITH FLAIR!
Hope everyone enjoyed the poem. For some reason, this was the most difficult poem for me to write so far. I’m not sure why I had trouble thinking of something fun for crayons, but the challenge was definitely there.
Thanks to everyone who voted and suggested words. “Dumpling” is the winner for Monday’s poem. To me, dumpling was a surprise winner. I was sure it was going to be dragons.
Now it’s time for me to get my thinking cap on. I have no idea how to use dumpling in a poem, other than, “Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling.” Time to get to work.
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