A Bulwer-Lytton Children’s Poem

The Bulwer-Lytton Contest challenges writers to create the worst opening sentence to a novel, i.e. the inspiration for the contest: “It was a dark and stormy night….”

For examples, go to  http://www.bulwer-lytton.com

I was inspired by them to write a Bulwer-Lytton Children’s poem for the 30 Days in November fundraiser.    http://razoo.com/story/poems-for-dollars

For The Center for New Americans: go there to pledge. ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS LEFT!  (Or go there to see a cute picture of my dog writing a poem.)

……

The Little Orphan Hummingbird

….

Just as the sun blinked over the shadowed horizon,

after eighty years of trying,

Grandma Grouse shot a hummingbird right out of the sky,

and Grandma died contently,

thus beginning the tale of

“The Little Orphaned Hummingbird.”

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Small town writer
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