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Day 43 – “In My Town There Is a Man”

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“In My Town There is a Man” by Jaymie Gerard

 

In my town

There is a man

His face is old

His arms are tan

 

His shirt is plain

His shoes are worn

His jacket stained

His pants are torn

 

He wanders through

The streets all day

And smiles at people

On his way

 

And on the bench

In People’s Park

He feeds the squirrels

Until dark

Day 26 – “Cows on the Farm”

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“Cows on the Farm” by Jaymie Gerard

 

Cows on the field

Cows on the farm

Call them down to the old man’s barn

Milk them in the morning

Can you hear them moo?

Saying, “Very nice to meet you,” and, “How do you do?”

Day 4 – “My Two Hands”

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My Two Hands by Jaymie Gerard

Dedicated to the Children of Child Future Africa

 

My two hands can build

My two hands can hold

My two hands can lift up

My two hands can scold

 

My two hands can beg

My two hands can feed

My two hands can have

My two hands can need

 

My two hands can fix

My two hands can break

My two hands can give

My two hands can take

 

My two hands can touch

My two hands can feel

My two hands can hurt

My two hands can heal

 

My two hands can work

My two hands can play

My two hands can curse

My two hands can pray

 

My two hands can teach

My two hands can learn

My two hands can squander

My two hands can earn

 

My two hands can speak

My two hands can ignore

My two hands can make peace

My two hands can make war

 

My two hands have choices

And they understand:

The future of this world

Is here, in my two hands

 

The “Children’s Poem a Day – 50-Day Challenge” Begins Soon!

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That’s right!  In just a few days I will begin my 50-day challenge to write and publish one children’s poem a day!

This blog will be your access point to the poems I write as well as insights into my writing process.

You can be involved by:

  1. Subscribing to this blog
  2. Reading the poems I write to children you know
  3. Commenting on the poems
  4. Sharing this blog/specific poems you enjoy with people who might use them
  5. Suggesting poem topics (such as nature, elbows, broccoli, etc.)
  6. Donating (details coming soon)

I’m still working out some kinks (formatting) and details, but I can’t wait to get started!