Category: Poems for Children

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Birdie Geek

I wish that I could fly up high Like a birdie in the sky. But Mommy said if I had wings, I’d just be bumping into things. I’d need no shoes with birdie feet And I think that Would be real neat. But Sister said a birdie beak, Would make me look just like a […]

The Wart On Grandpa’s Knee

There is a wart on Grandpa’s knee. It has been there since half past three And it is there for all to see, The little wart on Grandpa’s knee. When folks walk by they point with glee. “There is a wart on Grandpa’s knee. Or maybe it’s a little flea And not a wart on […]

Grandma’s House

I love to go to Grandma’s house, Because it has that certain smell. So if you’ve been to Grandma’s house, It isn’t hard for me to tell. I love to walk on Grandma’s floor It’s fun to hear its groans and creaks, But no one sits on Grandma’s chairs Because her chairs are all antiques.


(For my granddaughter Aili Noel) She swung, and swung, and swung so high Until her silly swing broke loose. She went so high up in the sky She met a migrating goose. The goose was on his way down south And she was going that way too. So on, and on, and on down south […]

Food Pong

I think it’s fun to play with food, But it makes my mommy mad. “Stop playing with your food,” she says, “Or I’m going to tell your dad!” Today I made a little mess On the ceiling, walls and floor. Mommy didn’t look too happy As she wiped food off the door. “What did you […]