Posted by: Colleen Owen Murphy | February 13, 2022

C.I.T. (Cupid-in-Training)

I aced the classes from the start–
the first, the most important part
of picking out the hopeful heart.

Then after months of target training
this cool dude was still remaining
number one, with no one gaining.

WIth Valentine’s the final test
and chance to put my rank to rest,
I honed in on a heart’s request.

I hovered and I braced my bow,
while basking in success’s glow
“Oops!” I let the arrow go.

“I launched before I looked,” I said.
“I drew the arrow made of lead
and struck the man with hate instead.”

Thank goodness my instructor came
to fix the lovelorn fellow’s flame
and right my wrong (but not my shame).

So back I went to Cupid classes
mixing in among the masses
less concerned with stats than passes

knowing I would not relent
until I cleared the last event
and earned my right to represent.

Susanna Hill is challenging writers once again. This time the requirement is to write a story for children, 12 and under, involving pride and Valentine’s Day. Both must be a part of your story.


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