Today on Kate Messner’s blog, author Liz Garton Scanlon gave a Teachers Write mini-lesson on rhyming poems. Here’s my attempt at completing the assignment.
The circle widens as more people come
A crowd such as this I would not find at home
Children are screaming and running amok
America passes by along the sidewalk
The rumble and roar of Harleys overpowers
The weather report does not call for showers
“Lemonade!” the girls shout from their homemade stand
Salesmen stroll by with light up toys in hand
No mosquitoes but June bugs hover ‘round trees
Overhead brown bats swoop in for a free meal
Then all grows still ‘cept for ahs and ooos
As fireworks burst forth into glorious blooms
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