Children Poetry posted June 5, 2019

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Ottawa Rima Entry

Survivor of the Rain

by June Sargent

Ottawa Rima Contest Winner 
Survivor of the rain she did become,
unfazed by the storm clouds hiding the sun.
Dancing to the joyous beat of her drum,
she faced every challenge, fearing none.
Watching for rainbows without being glum,
focused on making her own brand of fun.
Through rain or shine with umbrella in hand,
she knew she would always be in command.

Writing Prompt
An Ottawa Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10-11 syllable count in the following rhyme: abababcc. There may be multiple octives but for this contest the limit is only one.

He is there by Linda Newman

When sorrow lies entrenched within your heart
And doubts, like ocean waves around you churn
When chaos reigns o'er life and won't depart
And for the peace of yesterday you yearn
When evil thoughts are tearing you apart
And there is nowhere left for you to turn
When dark of night persists, throughout your day
It's time to fall upon your knees and pray

Ottawa Rima
Contest Winner

It always amazes me how resilient children can be. Under the most adverse conditions, many rise to the challenge and succeed in life - because of having a positive attitude. This poem is for all the children of rain who found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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