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Day 14 – “Just Applesauce”

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“Just Applesauce” By Jaymie Gerard

Why is there just applesauce?

There should be grape sauce too

And peach sauce, and pear sauce

And sauce of honeydew

Banana sauce, blueberry sauce

And plum sauce would be yummy

Pineapple sauce and cherry sauce

Would do well in my tummy

Sauce of kiwi and papaya –

A delicious tropic treat

And thick and fresh strawberry sauce

Would make my night complete

What fun to eat these things mashed up

I’m just a fruity fan

But since these sauces don’t exist

I’ll have to stick with jam

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Day 6 – When Rain Comes Down

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“When Rain Comes Down” by Jaymie Gerard

 

When rain comes down

It makes the sound

Of tons of little drums

 

A-pit-a-pat-

A-pit-a-pat

A-rat-a-tat-

Tat-tum

 

Woosh, whish

The wind comes in

Swoosh, swish-

It blows again

 

A-pit-a-pat-

A-pit-a-pat

A-rat-a-tat-

Tat-tum

 

Ka-boom, smash-

What’s that I hear?

Crish, crash-

A storm is near!

 

When rain comes down

It makes the sound

A-rat-a-tat-

Tat-tum

Day 2 – “I Can Learn”

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“I Can Learn” by Jaymie Gerard

Inspired by Frode’s comment

 

I can learn from teacher

I can learn from Mom

I can learn from Daddy

And from my brother Tom

 

I can learn from enemies

I can learn from pals

I can learn from boys

And I can also learn from gals

 

I can learn from stories

I can learn from songs

I can learn from rights

And I always learn from wrongs

 

I can learn in the city

I can learn in the park

And I can learn from nature

In the daytime and the dark

 

I can learn on the computer

I can learn when on the phone

I can learn inside my bedroom

Even when I’m all alone

 

I can learn from quiet

I can learn from sound

I can learn from sensing

All the feelings all around

 

I can learn by watching

I can learn from having fun

I can learn at the beginning

I can learn when I am done

 

I can learn from happiness

I can learn from sad

I can learn from lonely times

And I even learn from mad

 

I can learn from books

I can learn from magazines

I can learn from imagining

And from my night-time dreams

 

I learn from what surrounds me

Oh! The things I never knew!

But most of all, I want to learn

What I can learn from you!

Day 1 – “Peanut Butter”

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Peanut Butter by Jaymie Gerard

 

Just the other morning,

My mother asked me, “Dear,

What would you like to eat for lunch?”

And I smiled ear to ear.

For when she asks me what I want

To eat, I always say

The same delicious, nutty thing,

The same delicious way –

 

“Mother, I’d like peanut butter

With a drop of jam.

Or maybe on an apple, sliced,

Or diced up with some ham.

I’ll take it smeared on crackers

Or mixed in with some cheese,

Or baked warm in the oven

Or frozen in the freeze’

On sandwiches, in root beer floats,

On pizza! On the floor!

Or smooshed between my fingers!

Or painted on the door!

Please, put some in the blender

And make it smooth as silk.

 

I don’t care how you serve it, Mom –

Just don’t forget the milk!”