April 11, 2014

USE YOUR WORDS - April 2014 - Gus the Armadillo

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
I’m using:               
They were submitted by:   

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
http://bakinginatornado.com                      Baking In A Tornado
http://followmehome.shellybean.com              Follow me home . . .
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com       Stacy Sews and Schools
http://www.outmannedmommy.com/              Outmanned
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                Someone Else’s Genius
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/               Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.themomisodes.com                   The Momisodes
http://www.impoverishedvegan.com               Impoverished Vegan
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com              Spatulas on Parade
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                     Battered Hope
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com            Evil Joy Speaks
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com                      Juicebox Confession

Your words are: 
jumbo ~ tree ~ umbrella ~ armadillo ~ dentures
They were submitted by: http://followmehome.shellybean.com 

There once was an armadillo named Gus

who put up a great big fuss.

Sitting under the tree

by his mother's knee

he would cry jumbo tears

at the other armadillos' jeers. 

But he was a nice fella

who always shared his umbrella.

Until the day 

he ran away.

He found some dentures

and had grand adventures.

So I am going to start apologizing to Michelle now...... I promise you I tried! LOL I would think of something great but before I could write it down, POOF, it was gone. This happened 3 or 4 times before I just made myself sit and write something out! And THIS was THAT!! 

I think the pic makes up a little bit for the bad poetry. 


Please, do not judge all the other participants according to MY post!! THEY are actually good! 

Check them out and show them some love!


  1. Stop! I loved it. I actually thought of writing something that rhymed for my post as well. Sometimes, short can be as sweet. Thanks for making me laugh! ps. My post is short today too :)

    1. YAY!!! THANK YOU!!!! I am so glad you liked it.
      It was so ridiculous that I couldn't even believe I was going to post it! LOL

  2. I cannot stop giggling. I'm so glad those other ideas didn't work for you, they must have known that making people laugh was the best way to use these words. LOVED it. teeheehee.

    1. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
      SO glad it made you giggle!!
      I was snorting over the ridiculousness as I was writing it! LOL
      Deanna kept wanting me to make it bloody... Teenagers.. SIGH..

  3. This was awesome! I'm going to be seeing armadillos wearing dentures for the rest of the day... :)

  4. LOL!! Thank you!!!!
    That picture was so fun to make!! :D

  5. Hahaha, Stacy! I've been reading the posts from the bottom up, so I've come a long way going through a guy being murdered and a 3 year old rushed to the ER with blood poisoning - your sweet poem made me breathe out and SMILE! :-) Thank you!

    1. SOOOO glad it was there to brighten your day!!! :)

      THANK YOU!!!!

  6. I love poems and I don't think there is anything like a bad poem! You did great -- it was fun

    1. Thank you so much, Carol!! So glad you enjoyed it! :)

  7. This made me giggle!!! I love the pictures and you did an awesome job with the rhyming...I am NOT good with that.... Love your site!!!! And I always walk away from reading your stuff with new inspired ideas for my week! Thank you!!!!

    1. Thank you SOOO much!! So glad it made you giggle!!!
      You are too kind!!


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