Here are some of the past covers of Chinook, as well as some submissions previously selected for publication. Please, remember these are all copyright to their original authors & artists.
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If you have the urge to write an itty, bitty ditty
A nitty, gritty tale that never ever rhymes,
A ticky–tacky wicky–wacky never be a hitty,
Overrated, outdated lines beyond the time,
A never ever song of humble–jumbled diddle daddle,
A dingle–dangled could–a should–a epic unsublime,
A turkey–lurkey, herky–jerky, piece of dribble drabble.
Perhaps your rootin', tootin' high-falutin' shootin' style is on the fritz,
Understated penetrated ostracized and compromised
Your steady–Eddy, rough and ready Freddy's wit's about to quit,
The rubba–dubba, hubba'hubba's barely realized,
Your lolly gaggin', scally–waggin', feet–a–draggin' doesn't help a bit,
Leaves you shaken, God forsaken, and overtaken,
And the double trouble, on the bubble, is sure the pits.
But you're a hunky–dory, palsy–walsy, handy dandy kind a Joe,
And easy–breezy, sure to pleasy text signifies your style,
Pitter–patter, doesn't matter efforts brings you woe,
And lazy–daisy, fraction–action, misses by a mile,
Create a super–duper, killer–diller novel–balley–hooed,
Asheeler–dealer, chiller–thriller beaut' compiled,
And famous Amos, trippler–scribbler, you'll be construed.
A small cathedral
Floating, shimmering down, down
A crystal of light
Twisting branches swirl
Sharp brisk air quickly fills me
The snow will soon fall
Lines break out in giggle-tiggles
Move with a jump
Lines creep on with thumps and whumps
Line up for recess!
Line up for lunch!
This line's in a tangle! This line's in a bunch!
Why in the world, in this world full of
squiggles, do we put children into
lines and not into w
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