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Lickety Split

L ittle voices, rising in volume and pitch
I mploring teacher, begs all available aids to help pop 
C oats, hats, muffs, mitts, sweaters, gloves, socks, shoes, and boots on 39
K indergarten urchins who are galloping around the room, or jumping on ball 
         chairs. 

E veryone is excited; the snow is falling and 
T he five-year-olds woke up screaming with excitement, 
Y elling their head dendrites off, dancing and galloping

S ix ways to Sunday, and it’s only Tuesday, 
P rincipal skates into the room,  “Lickety Split!” she yells.
“L et’s all help, and get them out there quick!” The 2nd grade teacher sticks in 
             her head to hollar, 
“I ce will be here within the hour.  Everybody help.” A bunch of 4th and 5th 
              graders run in to help dress 
t hem. Seconds later, the worn-out Kindergarten 

Teacher throws out a magic lasso, and 39 kindergarteners all grab hold. The next minute, they 
                  land in a big snow drift.
“Lickety, lickety, yickety, bickety, pickety, split!” they all yell, running away in every conceivable direction.


		Written 4-9-2018       Contest: What I Like Poetry Contest
                                                Sponsor: Maureen McGreavy

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/29/2019 1:51:00 PM
Hi Caren, 39 Kindergarteners yelling Lickety, lickety, yickety, bickety, pickety split - wow even a magic lasso could not keep them from running away in every conceivable direction - such a fun poem, but quite a task also to even try to keep them all in check! Congratulations Caren, a very deserved win! I know the feeling when writing a poem and it keeps running away with you until finally it's done and you feel the thrill of it all! Hugs, Jennifer.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/29/2019 11:10:00 PM
That was a year and nine days ago, but I still LOVE this silly poem!
Date: 4/20/2018 4:07:00 PM
way to go Caren you nailed it, kudos for placing so well in one of Debbie's contests. i am delighted for you:-) hugs jan xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 9:14:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. It was such a sweet shock!
Date: 4/20/2018 10:28:00 AM
Wow! Caren, What a great entry for the contest theme. I had a ball reading this "fun" write. I could just picture the whole scene. Congratulations on your top win. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 12:09:00 PM
Thank you Alexis. This poem ran across the page as if by magic, I was trying to slow her down, to no avail. I'm so happy it worked out! This was such a thrill, because I had no idea I would place, at all. So WOW! I am excited!
Date: 4/20/2018 8:33:00 AM
Congratulations, Caren, great write!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 12:10:00 PM
Thank you, Michelle. I am humbly thrilled!
Date: 4/20/2018 1:30:00 AM
Big old congratulations Caren! You won the cup! This is so cute. I don’t know how kindergarten teachers do it - I can’t get hats on 2 children! Must be precisely the chaos you describe so well!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 3:23:00 AM
Thank you, Nina. I had no idea I had placed even, until I read what you wrote. This is a great week for me to win something! Thank you, my friend, thank you Nina!
Date: 4/19/2018 11:11:00 PM
Congrats are due, Caren. Good work my friend.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 3:23:00 AM
Thank you. I am thrilled!
Date: 4/19/2018 10:46:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this delightful acrostic!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 12:10:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. I had a blast watching this poem appear as if by magic. My muse is a trickster, that is for sure!
Date: 4/19/2018 10:20:00 PM
Fantastic poem, Caren, congratulations on your win.. Eve ~`*
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 12:11:00 PM
Thank you Eve. This was a great week for a win, as it has been a really trying week for me in a lot of other ways.
Date: 4/19/2018 9:11:00 PM
Back with congrats on your most deserved gold medal wink Caren. Bravo!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 12:11:00 PM
Thank you Line. I am so thrilled, but seriously humbled because I was so shocked. I saw Nina's comment and I thought "what is she talking about?" so I looked it up.
Date: 4/19/2018 7:04:00 PM
Great imagery for the 'lickety-split' theme, Caren! Congratulations on your Trophy win! Sandra
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 12:12:00 PM
Thank you Sandra. This had a very joyful and completely unexpected result for me at exactly the right time.
Date: 4/19/2018 6:52:00 PM
I really enjoyed this short story in acrostic form. Please contact me via soup mail & I will help you work on a verse to send out for a submission to be published. [It can't be this one because it is now considered published ;)] Congrad's Light & Love
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/20/2018 12:13:00 PM
Dear Debbie, I am so glad that you liked my poem. I am very fragile today, because I got out of the hospital yesterday. I would love to do this, I just need a bit of strength first. Thank you so much, like a hundred and twenty-seven thank yous for liking my poem. Sincerely, Caren
Date: 4/9/2018 10:16:00 AM
Beautiful images of “Lickety, lickety, yickety, bickety, picket, split!” they all yell, running away in every conceivable direction" ... perfectly matching the theme of the contest ... Indeed well written ...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/9/2018 11:27:00 AM
Thank you for your visits and your fun words.
Date: 4/9/2018 7:20:00 AM
You conjured up the perfect scene for this challenge, Caren. Wonderful imagery of total mayhem - wonderfully penned, LOL
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/9/2018 7:22:00 AM
Thank you, Line. I really appreciate it. I hope you are having a lovely birthday aftermath week.