Poems for Kids

What If by Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I’m dumb in school?Whatif they’ve closed the swimming-pool?Whatif I get beat up?Whatif there’s poison in my cup?Whatif I start to cry?Whatif I get sick and die?Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif green …

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Beauty by E-Yeh-Shure

Beauty is seenIn the sunlight,The trees, the birds,Corn growing and people workingOr dancing for their harvest. Beauty is heardIn the night,Wind sighing, rain falling,Or a singer chantingAnything in earnest. Beauty is in yourself.Good deeds, happy thoughtsThat repeat themselvesIn your dreams,In your work,And even in your rest. Summary The poet through this poem expresses his feeling …

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The Quarrel by Eleanor Farjeon

I quarrelled with my brotherI don’t know what about,One thing led to anotherAnd somehow we fell out.The start of it was slight,The end of it was strong,He said he was right,I knew he was wrong! We hated one another.The afternoon turned black.Then suddenly my brotherThumped me on the back,And said, “Oh, come along!We can’t go …

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The Kite by Harry Behn

How bright on the blueIs a kite when it’s new! With a dive and a dipIt snaps its tail Then soars like a shipWith only a sail As over tidesOf wind it rides, Climbs to the crestOf a gust and pulls, Then seems to restAs wind falls. When string goes slackYou wind it back And …

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A House, A Home by Lorraine M. Halli

What is a house?It’s brick and stoneand wood that’s hard.Some window glassand perhaps a yard.It’s eaves and chimneysand tile floorsand stucco and roofand lots of doors. What is a home?It’s loving and familyand doing for others.It’s brothers and sistersand fathers and mothers.It’s unselfish actsand kindly sharingand showing your loved onesyou’re always caring. Summary A house …

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Trees by Shirley Bauer

Trees are for birds.Trees are for children.Trees are to make tree houses in.Trees are to swing swings on.Trees are for the wind to blow through.Trees are to hide behind in HIDE AND SEEK.Trees are to have tea parties under.Trees are for kites to get caught in.Trees are to make cool shade in summer.Trees are to …

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Chivvy by Michael Rosen

Grown-ups say things like:Speak upDon’t talk with your mouth fullDon’t stareDon’t pointDon’t pick your nose Sit upSay pleaseLess noiseShut the door behind youDon’t drag your feetHaven’t you got a hankie?Take your hands out ofyour pockets Pull your socks upStand up straightSay thank youDon’t interruptNo one thinks you’re funnyTake your elbows off the table Can’t you …

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