Category Archives: Children’s Poetry

Family

They’re the people I can always be near,

Even when I want to be alone.

 

They’re the people I can be myself with,

Even when I want to be someone else.

 

They’re the people I can tell how I feel,

Even when I’d rather keep my thoughts to myself.

 

They’re the people who will let me pretend,

Let me be alone,

Let me share my feelings,

Or keep them to myself.

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Pumpkins

Though blazing orange like fire,

We shield our scary sight.

We hide are funny faces,

Until it’s Halloween night.

A knife we see!  It comes close!

But frightened we are not.

We let you cut our hats off,

And take the seeds we’ve got!

We are not afraid

When we see you with that knife,

For when our hats are finally off,

We start a brand new life.

After you have carved us,

Our smiles and frowns, they show!

And when you see our faces,

Give us candles! We will glow!

Funny, scary, sometimes sad,

Whatever we may be,

Put us out on Halloween,

So everyone can see!

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Note On “Do I Love You?”

This poem could work as part of either “People You Would Never Want To Meet” or another collection, “Poems For People You Love (Most of the Time),” along with a previously posted poem of mine, “My Father Is Nothing Like Henry VIII.”  Please give your opinion on where it belongs.

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Do I Love You?

Little Sister:  Go to sleep,

You evil, nasty beast!

Do I love you?

Not in the least.

 

Big Sister:     I hear you cry for love and care,

But ask me for it?  Don’t you dare!

 

Little Sister: I love you like I love a fly,

Hitting me between the eyes!

 

Big Sister:    I love you like I love a leech

That I find inside a peach!

 

Little Sister: I love you like a nasty troll,

Found inside a dirty hole!

 

Big Sister:     I love you like a bug-a-boo,

A bug-a-boo that just turned two,

Who isn’t trained to use the loo,

And likes to piddle on my shoe!

 

Little Sister:I love you like a stale dead rat

That just got pooped on by a cat!

 

Big Sister:    I love you like a banglebange

That always needs its diaper changed!

 

Little Sister:I love you like a filthy swine

Who dines on dung and sleeps in slime!

 

Big Sister:   Our mother may say you’re so sweet,

Soft and snuggly, hard to beat.

From me, you’ll hear some other words,

Like monster slime and monkey turds!

 

Little Sister: To me you are a horrid slug,

Found creeping underneath the rug!

 

Big Sister:   So go to sleep, you horrid blight!

I want you out of my sight!

 

Both:            Good-night!

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Note On “Princess Polluter”

Here is another poem that could work as part of a “People You Would Never Want To Meet” collection.

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Princess Polluter

I am Princess Polluter.

My dad bought me some trees.

Soon I’ll have them all cut down

And build a playground with ease!  

 

I am Princess Polluter.

I heard animals in my woods!

My father is going to see to it

That they are gone for good!

I am Princess Polluter!

Those Dirty, nasty things!

They’re not gonna bother me anymore

‘Cause they’ve been killed by the king!

Now I’m Princess Polluter

With new furs to wear in the cold!

I will throw them all away

When they get to be too old.

I am Princess Polluter.

I throw lots of things away.

It’s much easier than recycling,

Which always takes all day!

I am Princess Polluter

There are dumpsters everywhere!

So I’ll have places to put my trash.

If they smell bad, I don’t care!

I am Princess Polluter.

I don’t care about the Earth.

Caring for it would put an end

To my happiness, joy, and mirth.

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Note on “My Two Aunties”

Here is a children’s poem adapted from something I wrote when I was thirteen.  I am thinking about making it part of a poetry collection called “People You Would Never Want To Meet,” or something like that.

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