Laugh-A-Lot Poetry! – Pet Poem Challenge

Each month Momee Friends will be featuring a poem written by Local Award Winning Author and Poet Darren Sardelli. He will be providing content for our Kidee Section on Momee Friends with his own poetry page. Our hope is to inspire kids to write and be creative with their writing in a poetry form. Each month there will be a new topic and tip given. This month’s topic is about a pet.



September’s Featured Poem:

My Doggy Ate My Essay

My doggy ate my essay.
He picked up all my mail.
He cleaned my dirty closet
and dusted with his tail.

He straightened out my posters
and swept my wooden floor.
My parents almost fainted
when he fixed my bedroom door.

I did not try to stop him.
He made my windows shine.
My room looked like a palace,
and my dresser smelled like pine.

He fluffed up every pillow.
He folded all my clothes.
He even cleaned my fish tank
with a toothbrush and a hose.

I thought it was amazing
to see him use a broom.
I’m glad he ate my essay
on “How to Clean My Room.”

Poem Copyright © Darren Sardelli (All Rights Reserved)

 A poem from Darren’s Book, Galaxy Pizza and Meteor Pie

Darren’s Writing Tip of the Month:

Before you write, close your eyes, for a minute, and think of a happy memory. Remember where you were, who you were with, what you were doing, and how wonderful it felt to be there. As soon as you open your eyes, jot down five ideas for your story or poem. When we put ourselves in a happy place, we tend to think of the best ideas. Once you have your ideas on paper (or your computer), start writing! Enjoy the journey!!!


Laugh-A-Lot Kidee Poetry Challenge for September:

First :

If you could have any pet in the world, what would it be and why?


Now that you have selected a pet:

use your imagination and give your pet a unique ability – maybe your pet has a super power, perhaps your pet can speak 3 different languages, maybe your pet makes the best chocolate chip pancakes on the planet… once you give your pet an amazing ability, write a poem about your pet.

Your poem can be as short or as long as you want it to be. When you’re finished writing your poem, draw a picture of this incredible pet. Also, give your pet a name that you’ve never heard before – just make up a name! Be as creative as you want to be and have fun with this challenge. Good luck!

We want to read your September Challenge poems!

Please submit your poems along with a picture of the incredible pet you wrote about to

There is a possibility you can see your poem featured here on Darren’s Laugh-A-Lot Kidee page here next month!

Submit your poems by September 23rd, 2015

Visit the Laugh-A-Lot Poetry Website —> click here

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Then purchase one of his books —> click here

* Autograph and inspirational message from Darren Sardelli


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