A to Z Poetry Challenge Day 17-A Cow, A Moon, and A Suspicion

Oh my! It’s past my bedtime…but I wanted to get my Day 17 poem up! Rena Traxel is hosting our exciting A to Z Poetry Challenge Day, and today Q for Query. She encouraged us to think about submitting some of our poems. I think that scared me so bad that I avoided writing my challenge poem until now! Many thanks to Ishta Mercurio-Wentworth for the great information on querying that she shared today on Rena’s blog. Today we could write a poem of our choosing. So here is mine.

A Cow, A Moon, and A Suspicion

Hey! diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon;

I’m willing to bet that a record was set,

And she’ll be getting her trophy real soon.

She’s taken up discus and hurdle and sprints,

She long jumps and she triple jumps, too.

I know it sounds strange, but I’m telling you folks

There’s nothing ol’ Bess will not do.

I cannot explain where she got her mad skills,

Most bovine don’t even LIKE track.

But, I’ve come to suspect that Bess stayed in space

And “they” sent a lunar cow back!

21 thoughts on “A to Z Poetry Challenge Day 17-A Cow, A Moon, and A Suspicion

  1. I’m new to your poetry, Penny. (Started at MM Poetry!) I love the general idea of this one: the new take on a nursery rhyme, the great ending and my favorite is “most bovine don’t even LIKE track”. So funny to imagine a cow conversation complaining about having to run the track in gym class! You tell a story kids will relate to.Plus you show them what it is like to just imagine and ask what if? Then you make it work so well in a delightful poem. I will share your poem with students!


    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. Now that it’s May, I’m finally taking a breath and catching up on my comments. I’m glad you enjoyed my poem and thanks for sharing it.


  2. So good Penny! Every day I anticipate your poem…”What is she going to write today??” I am so glad you participated in this challenge. It’s been fun writing alongside you and learning from you as well! 🙂


    1. Thanks, Natalie. You’re too sweet. I feel the same way…I look forward to your writing, too. You have special something that always connects with me! Your meter and rhythm is just totally natural which makes your poetry sing.


  3. Haha. That is a twist I wasn’t expecting. I could see kids liking this as much I liked it! Penny, I love the way you write so I hope I didn’t scare you too much!


    1. You didn’t scare me too much, Rena. I did think about it a lot, but your poetry challenge has really gotten me closer to taking that step…so you’re not scaring me away from it. It is just a big deal to send out our writings. But I’m tough-skinned…so I hope to submit soon.


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