Category: Poems for Children

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Ghost of Halifax Will

They say that the ghost Of Halifax Will Spends all of his days On your windowsill. But when it gets dark, He gets out of bed; He looks here and there To find a new head. The head he has now Has eyes that are crossed; His snaggle-toothed grin Shows teeth that he’s lost. His […]

Mommy’s Stuff

I used Mommy’s lipstick, I used Mommy’s perfume. You could smell me coming From clear across the room. I used Mommy’s shower And I used Mommy’s soap. Mommy won’t smell me now, At least that’s what I hope!

Budding Artist

I found an open can of paint That someone left in our guest room. I thought that I would paint some things And so I painted Mom’s new broom. I painted our new kitchen sink And several of the kitchen chairs. I painted lots of pretty things And left them drying on the stairs. I […]

Magic Carpet

Mommy has a magic carpet; One that can take me anywhere. And if I sit and wish a place I know that it will take me there. I’d like to take it for a ride And see the world’s amazing sights. I would have gone a week ago, If I weren’t so afraid of heights.

Captain Hook

Have you ever read a story About the famous Captain Hook? Yesterday I read about him In a Peter Pan comic book. But not a single word was said Of how the captain got his hook; Of just how he had lost his hand, Whether to crocodile or crook. Don’t you wonder what his name […]