Draw a Monster for Homework

A Halloween poem in less than 100 words (as told by a reluctant artist)

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Draw a Monsterfor Homework

The assignment: Draw a monster for homework.

My best friend and neighbor Jess, smiles a smirk.

β€œHow hard can that be?” She mutters.

β€œDo you even know me?” I stutter.

Pencils and markers lined up for the job

I make careful shapes, but end up in a blob

A shadow of gray that won’t go away

β€œWhat’s that?” I imagine Miss Riley’s voice say.

So what if the corners are tattered and torn,

It’s Halloween which means endless candy corn!

My blob monster drawing, messy shadow and all,

Hangs proudly with others, out in the hall!

Published by authorlaurablog

I'm a reading specialist from Chicago, now living in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My first book "Aliana Reaches for the Moon" is about a creative, curious, kind and messy girl who loves science and her very patient parents. I'm currently writing a YA novel about a family broken apart by a secret and a misunderstanding. Future books in the Aliana series will include dealing with forest fires, learning about clouds and animal habitats.

38 thoughts on “Draw a Monster for Homework

    1. Thank you! She needed to bring in her picture so the lesson could be part of the story. Everyone has things they are good at and things they need encouragement to believe in themselves. 😊

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