Poem 59 – “Yesterday I Lost a Tooth”


“Yesterday I Lost a Tooth” by Jaymie Gerard


Yesterday I lost a tooth

And saw a fairy – It’s the truth!

It happened when I went to bed

I felt a small hand lift my head

I thought at first it was a dream

But pinched myself and gave a SCREAM


Then “Shhh!” I heard, “Don’t wake your dad

Or mom, that would be very bad!

Now if you want to get your money

Then you better listen closely, honey –

Don’t tell a soul you saw me here.”


“Ok,” I promised, real sincere”


And out she pulled a stack so high

Of dollars that they reached the sky

“These are for you who gave your word

You never saw or smelled or heard

Of me… and just to make it clear –

If you tell they’ll disappear.


“Of course,” I said, “I understand”

As she placed the bills into my hand

Then off she flew and there I sat

And I was rich and that was that.

Don’t believe me?  Well, then here’s the box

I put it in, behind my socks –




No wait!  Where did it go?!

It was all right here minutes ago

It must have vanished.  But how?  I wonder,

Did I make some sort of blunder?


I kept my secret, thru and thru

The only one I told… was you.

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