Day 10, Donna L. Sadd’s Prompt: Write a Poem About Heart

By Jerry “Woody” from Edmonton, Canada [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Today’s prompt on Donna Sadd’s blog is to write a poem about heart. Here’s mine:

The token

in my story

was going to be

a golden heart,

until I heard

every book

crossing the desk

centered on

that symbol

of life and love,

so I decided

to move a beat

further into

another constant

of life: change.

A Frog Poem for Day 6 of NaPoWriMo

By Gord Webster from Victoria, Canada (Handful of Tadpoles) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Donna Sadd challenges us to write a children’s poem about a frog today. This one is more for parents.

#NaPoWriMo – Day 6 – Frog – #Childrens #Poem | Donna L Sadd.


We caught him
together, one
afternoon, in
a pool among
some rocks,
put him in a
paper cup
left over from
lunch, sloshing
only a little
mossy water
on the floor
as we carried
him to the kitchen
and a Mason jar.
When he sprouted
little legs, even your
big sister, who is
always bored
these days
could not stay away
and she helped us
migrate him
to a bowl with a
river rock because
she knew, though
you did not, what
was coming next.
One morning,
you woke us
with all the
amazement of
Christmas in your
voice, saying,
“A frog!
A frog!”

Coming Storm

Overnight, the weather changed here. Dark clouds moved in. It isn’t raining, yet, but it looks as if it may start soon. Today, if you need a nudge, write about

  • a sudden change
  • a weather event

Coming Storm

It’s time.

We all know it,

here in the sheltered

valley. Winds have

shifted and clouds

move in from the

north like dark

armies, inserting

themselves between

us, temporarily,

and the sun. In

the mountains, snow

starts to gather

and ice puts the last

wild asters to sleep.

Some gather gear

to race down powder

slopes. Others

look out at

bleak skies and sigh.

It doesn’t matter.

We all know it.

It is time.