Small Dog, Big Heart

I may be a small, little dog,
But don’t judge me by my size.
I can turn into a huge fighter
Right before your eyes!

My strength can be ginormous!
My courage bigger than I’ll ever be.
And even bigger than all of that
Is my loyalty.

My bark is bigger than my bite!
I will face down the biggest threat!
No big dog will ever scare me!
I have never been scared yet.

I may be a small, little dog,
But I can be a big help to you.
I’ll protect you, help you and be your friend.
I’ll be a big brave dog no matter what we may go through.


Dawn Colclasure is a writer who lives in Oregon. Her articles, essays, poems and short stories have appeared in several newspapers, anthologies, magazines and E-zines. She is the author of seven books, among them BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL: How We Survive as Writing Parents; 365 TIPS FOR WRITERS: Inspiration, Writing Prompts and Beat The Block Tips to Turbo Charge Your Creativity; Love is Like a Rainbow: Poems of Love and Devotion and the children’s book The Yellow Rose. She is co-author of the book Totally Scared: The Complete Book on Haunted Houses. Her Web site is at Jennifer Wilson is 10 years old. She writes poems and short stories. She is also a young artist, and her favorite type of art is Anime. She draws a variety of pictures and has created mini comic books either alone or with her friends. She has also written short books, creating her own cover art, and she also likes to write songs. She also likes to read, especially Japanese comic books, play video games and watch a good horror flick. Some of her favorite authors are Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and Jeff Kinney.

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