Category: Poems for Children

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I Went Flying

I went flying One bright and sunny day. I went last year in March Or was it early May? I went flying, I did loops and figure eights. I dodged tall chimneys And crashed through garden gates. I went flying Way high up in the sky. I winked at Mister Moon As I passed him […]


Yesterday out on the road I came upon a little toad. Flattened there by car or truck A graphic marker of bad luck. There was no cross beside the road With vase of flowers for the toad. The road was hot, the tar like glue And other things were stuck there too. We asked the […]

Bad Luck

Poor little woodchuck Flattened by a pickup truck. To you and me it seems bad luck; But birds of prey had a feast today, So, as for luck, Just who can say?

Spot On Page Three

My teacher asked About the spot; A brand new book, It cost a lot. Mrs. Garber likes A good excuse; I’d tell the truth, But what’s the use? She hates spiders, We kids all knew; So I told her, And swore it’s true: “A spider came By yesterday; She wouldn’t leave Or go away.” “She […]

Sandpaper Kisses

When Daddy tucks us in at night, He always hugs and kisses us With an itchy scratchy nuzzle That causes us to laugh and fuss. When Mommy tucks us in at night, She always has us kneel and pray, Then gives us each a Mommy kiss And hugs our troubles all away. We wouldn’t trade […]