Category: Poems for Children

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When Daddy Fixes Breakfast

When Daddy fixes breakfast, Things never seem to go just right. Sometimes the things he fixes Are a pretty gruesome sight. The waffles, that my dad makes, Would interest fossil lovers. Be the envy of the steel mills Where they make manhole covers. Today when he fixed breakfast, I’m not sure just what I ate. […]

Food Play

Sometimes when I’m happy And in a playful mood, I like to do fun things Creative with my food. So when I learn to talk The first thing that I’ll say, “I want some food to eat And some food just for play!”

Mommy Smells So Good

I like the smell of candy stores And the fresh smell of cedar wood. But I love the smell of Mommy ‘Cause Mommy always smells so good. When Mommy tucks me in my bed And hugs and kisses me goodnight, The smell she leaves behind with me Makes all the bad things become right. I […]

Just One Glance

Teacher, Teacher Don’t call on me. I’m not ready Can’t you see? Teacher, Teacher Please don’t look. I’m hiding here Behind my book. Teacher, Teacher Call on Fred, He’s all the answers In his head. Teacher, Teacher Call on Fay, She can make up Things to say. Teacher, Teacher That one glance, Just caused me […]


I’ve got a bad sore throat, Runny nose and a cough. If I sneeze one more time, My head just might come off. Mom said that it looks like I caught myself a cold. I’m not good at catching. I’m only three years old. I heard my mom tell Dad, She thinks I caught the […]