Category Archives: Emotions

Poem 49 – “Why Does Everybody Gotta Be So Cruel?”

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“Why Does Everybody Gotta Be So Cruel?” by Jaymie Gerard

 

Peter called Petunia a pickled poopy pie

So Petunia stuck her tongue at him until it made him cry

Sandra told Steven he smelled like rotten cheese

So Steven sprinkled pepper next to Sarah ‘til she sneezed

Markus called Maria a mangy monster mutt

So Maria put a “kick me” sign on Markus’s butt

Devon told me that I look like drool –

Why does everybody gotta be so cruel?

 

Day 38 – “What Makes a Friend?”

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“What Makes a Friend?” by Jaymie Gerard

 

 

 

 

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s bold?

Who’s sparkly as diamonds

And shiny as gold?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s brave?

Who could fight off a dragon

Deep in a cave?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s smart?

Who’s a whiz in mathematics

And science and art?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone you’d trust?

Who would bury your secrets

Under the dust?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s strong?

Who could carry a tree for you

Fifteen feet long?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s fast?

Who’d stay behind with you

So you won’t be last?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone bighearted?

Who’d give you the last bite

Of cake he had started?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who cares?

Who, if you were crying,

You know would be there?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s funny?

Who does silly things

Like dancing in honey?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s cool?

Who likes to dress funky

And makes her own rules?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s good?

Who does the right thing

Just like he should?

 

What makes a friend?

Is it someone who’s happy?

Who’s skippy and bouncy

And flippy and flappy?

 

What makes a friend

Who’s forever and true?

It’s someone quite special –

Someone just like you!

 

 

Day 32 – “New Brother”

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“New Brother” by Jaymie Gerard

 

Last week I got a new brother

I would have preferred a new toy

I wish someone would have asked me

Before bringing home baby boy

 

He screams when he wakes in the morning

He cries when he gets put to bed

So far, all my brother has given me

Is a horrible pain in my head

 

He’s no fun when he’s on the sofa

He’s no fun when he’s in the crib

He’s no fun just after each meal time

When he throws up on his bib

 

His diapers are truly disgusting

Believe me, I watched him get changed

All that he does is just lie there

And look at us funny and strange

 

But Mom gives him hundreds of kisses

And Dad is as proud as can be

I wonder when I was a baby

Did they act this foolish with me?

Day 25 – “I Use My Words”

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“I Use My Words” by Jaymie Gerard

 

Goodness, I am ANGRY

It makes me want to SHOUT

And STOMP and WEAR A MEAN FACE

To let the ANGER out

Instead I USE MY WORDS to say

WHAT I AM MAD ABOUT

 

Goodness, I am sad today

It makes me want to cry

And pout and whine and whimper

And sniffle, sob and sigh

Instead I use my words

To tell everybody why

 

Goodness, I am happy!

It makes me want to run

And go wild and act all crazy

Until the day is done

Instead I use my words ‘cause that way

We can ALL have fun!

 

When my FEELINGS get too STRONG

I know it’s time to say,

“I’ll USE MY WORDS to show how I feel

In a SAFE and HEALTHY way”