Friday, December 19, 2008

Poetry Friday

Welcome to Poetry Friday! Author Amok is hosting today. Visit Laura's site to see some wonderful links to poetry. The Midwest is being pummeled with snow. My oldest son woke up to ask if he had school today. I replied with the answer he was waiting to hear, "No, it's a snow day!" He ran and hugged me. The narrator in my original poem wasn't so lucky...


A Snow Day by Kelly Polark

A snow day! A snow day!
Angels in a row day!
A snow day! A snow day!
Bake some cookie dough day!

A snow day! A snow day!
Watch our dad snow blow day!
A snow day! A snow day!
Drink some hot cocoa day!

A snow day! A snow day!
Watch a video day!
A snow day! A snow day!
Turn on the radio day!

What did the radio say?
No schools are closed today?
I guess it’s an OH NO! day.
If you haven't already, check out another winter poem of mine in this month's issue of Stories for Children magazine. Click here to read it!


C.R. Evers said...

Kelly, hon. That poem NEEDS to be a picture book! I love it!

Great pictures and great poem!


Solvang Sherrie said...

What a cute poem--it's great with the picture of the kids making snow angels!

My kids wish we lived somewhere that would get a snow day. Unfortunately, they don't close school for heavy rain :)

poemhome said...

quite cool!

Brenda said...

I agree with Christy...what an adorable little picture book that would make...

Great job!

Rena said...

Great poem and picture!

Fiddler said...

Kelly, love the poem--I can see this as a picture book, too, and would love a sequel, as I'm a sucker for a happy ending! Thanks for sharing.


Kim Kasch said...

Kelly: Love your poem.

Here's my Snow Day Poem:

See the flakes dancing in the air-
White, fluffy, like cotton candy
Look around – they’re everywhere.

Floating slowly they hit the ground
Squishing as they hit their landing
They do it all without making a sound.

Now, run and build a snowman – quick!
Don’t wait for later in the day
Hurry, do it, lickity-split.
Or the snow might melt away.

So, go outside, now, run and play!

jama said...

Cool poem, Kelly. And love those snow angels in the photo :)!

Shelby said...

I really love your poems! Fantastic. I'd love to read more.

If you haven't already done so, you may want to check out A great way to turn your poems into a beautiful book. This is how I published my nonfiction book.

Nikki said...

Kelly - Thanks for the comment on my blog.

I have gotten lots of praise from the mural and the kids are loving it!

Stop by anytime!

Gottawrite Girl said...

How did I miss this post, until now! Bad!!!

Hey Kelly... it's true. A perfect, mini picture book. I love it!

There's just something about snow angels...

Shelby said...

Hi Kelly

Sorry to post this here, wasn't sure what your email is. I didn't provide a straight link to my winning story because it is published under my real legal name. Shelby is my nickname. SSshh, don't tell anyone. :)

The link to my winning story at is here:

Scroll down to the Finalists, I'm the second one listed. The story title is: In My Spare Time, I am Actively Seeking Employment (and other reasons you should date me).

It's about a crazy woman trying to find love in the personal ads. LOL Hope it makes you chuckle!