February 12, 2008


Got up this morning just to find,
the sun was dark and blue.
I had to go to school today,
because I had the flu.

My dog meowed, my kitty squeaked,
my mouse let off a roar.
I realized my feet were on
the ceiling not the floor.

Mom asked for my permission,
Dad asked for my advice.
My sister was considerate,
not only once, but twice.

I heard a very funny joke,
that made me sad and tearful.
But when I fell and skinned my knee,
I felt so glad and cheerful.

I have to go to bed because,
it is now broad daylight,
then wake up fresh and lively,
in the middle of the night.

I’m not sure what is happening,
things are not as they seem.
My eyes are open, I’m awake
and yet I’m in a dream.


14 Responses to “opposites”

  1. gina Says:

    ha! sesamestreet have this mixed up animal voice games, and my daughter love it, got to show her early in the morning!

  2. tombarrett Says:

    This reminds me of the Dr. Suess book “Wacky Wednesday.” It is along the same lines of everything being backwards or out of sorts. Great stuff!

  3. WOW! the drawing is excellent, i absolutely love it…and what a great poem! you are so talented!!

  4. Alexis Says:

    The poem is as good as the sketch. I can see this being used to teach children the concept of opposites. Wonderful.

  5. artseafartsea Says:

    They don’t call u the amazing Linda for nothing eh? Great writing and sketching.

  6. I’m telling you, you’ve got a book in that brain!
    Love it Linda!

  7. Awesome!!! I agree with Roberta… You have to put that talent on paper, make a book and print millions of copies!

  8. sketched out Says:

    Thanks you guys! Y’all are so sweet and encouraging. I’d like to do that. Just have to reign in an illustration technique. I’m a little all over the place.

    Thanks, you guys are awesome!

  9. Bobo Says:

    dog meowed, cat squeaked, me…hahaha!

  10. Vicki Says:

    Love it. Love it. Love it.
    The Amazing Linda! Right on, Marian!

  11. chickengirl Says:

    Gosh you are an awesome writer AND an illustrator!!!

  12. studio lolo Says:

    Emma licks her paws like a cat. I wonder if she’s been reading your stuff? Great mixed-up kids!!

  13. This is great, and that mouse looks delightfully rat-like. Appropriate, this being their year and all…

  14. snowee Says:

    Your writing is inspirational!

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