This is my playground for poetry written for children with ideas and inspiration for writing your own poems. Come on in. Sit for a spell, have a cup of words to swirl around and make your own cup of poetry. I'm so glad you are here. I hope you'll find the Kingdom of Poetry a fun place to be.

Thursday, October 8, 2015


I got on the bus
and what I saw 
was quite curious.
There was a man, 
most studious,
working on an abacus.
Another man 
read Leviticus
while a frivolous woman
was hacking, 
her poor esophagus.
I saw a small boy
with a marvelous toy blunderbuss
next to him was a kid carrying
a jar with a phosphorous octopus.
You probably think this is ludicrous,
but I thought it was most marvelous.
Riding the bus
can be quite hilarious.

     I'm going crazy and having fun writing poetry.  Have you ever tried to do one of those math problems that say how many people got on and how many got off a bus at each stop? 

A bus with 10 riders is going down Main Street.
The bus stops at Green Street and two people get off and three get on.
The bus stops at Market Street and five people get off and six get on.
How many people are on the bus?

Then at the end you're supposed to be able to figure out how many people are still on the bus?  Sometimes it is a trick question because you forgot to count the bus driver, so your answer is off by one person.

That was what I was thinking about while I was writing this poem.  Have you ridden a bus?  Were there different kinds of people on your bus?  I couldn't think what to write a poem about today, so I opened my rhyming dictionary randomly and was on the "us" page with lots of delicious possibilities.  Do you want to try?  Find a rhyming dictionary and open it to any page and see what words jump out and just beg to be in your poem.  Listen to them and have fun writing. 

I will think happy thoughts today, making my own good day and a good day for others.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


I took my dog
for a walk.
All he wanted
was to talk, talk, talk.

First he'd yip.
Then he'd yap.
I took him home
for a nap.

I got a headache,
yes, of course.
Next time I'll wish
my dog was hoarse.

Hey, it is  National Walk Your Dog Week, October 1-7.  That is one long walk.  Do you take your dog for walks?  Where have you gone this week?  What would your dog say to you if he could talk? What do you talk to your dog about?  What would the dogs say if they could have a dog chat?  No matter if you have a dog or not, (you can always imagine one), try writing a poem about a dog today.  Have fun.

Like vitamin pills, everyone should day dream at least once a day.  Enjoy your dreams.

I'm taking a poetry course at Wordpress's Blogging University.  If you'd like to read an abecedarian I wrote for today's assignment go here,    https://joyacey.wordpress.com/?p=436&preview=true&preview_id=436 

Monday, October 5, 2015


copyright 2015, Joy Acey


Round ball,
round orange,
round sphere,
what do you find?
I keep turning circles,
can't make up my mind.

   A round shape is one of the first shapes a young child learns.  Look around you.  What round shapes do you see?  Which one do you like the best?  Can you write your own poem about a shape?  Have fun writing.

Respect yourself and others.  When I respect myself, just the way I am...I can love and respect others just the way they are.  Sharon Hackleman

Sunday, October 4, 2015


copyright 2015, Joy Acey

Three bottle nosed dolphins
swimming in the sea.
Watch them jumping ,

    This is a counting poem for pre-schoolers.  How might you use your hands to make this an action rhyme?  How might three children act out this poem?  Why do you think they are called bottle nosed dolphins? Can you try writing your own counting poem today?  For something different you might want to try counting backwards.Have fun writing.

    Being happy feels good.  I will try to find things to be happy about today.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Good night Buckaroo, good night.
It's time to stop riding.
Put your stick horse away.
He'll still be here
on tomorrow’s new day.

Good night Buckaroo, good night.
Take off your boots,
your chaps and your vest.
It's time for this cowboy
to have a night's rest.

You can dream of your taming
of the wild west.
So close your eyes now
and give them a rest.
Good night Buckaroo, good night.

    Did you ever play cowboy?  Did you have a cap pistol? Chaps? A vest? A sheriff’s badge and cowboy boots?  If not what dress up clothes did you have when you were young? Can you write your own poem about one of the characters you pretended to be?  Have fun writing.

Think of a dozen things to be grateful for in your life.  A grateful heart attracts more things to be grateful about.

Friday, October 2, 2015


A beetle walked
into the full moon light.
He saw his shadow.
It gave him a fright.

He crawled over a rock.
It was quite a sight,
to see a beetle
out walking at night.

His back it glistened
with a greenish glow,
and where he walked to
I do not know.

Do you like bugs and beetles? What do you like best about them?  Or do bugs bug you? Have you ever watched a bee hive or an ant farm?  Can you write your own poem today about a bug?  Have fun writing.

Image result for Poetry Friday schedule

Happy Poetry Friday.  The round up is hosted by  Heidi Mordhorst today over on her her blog My Juicy Little Universe.  You can find more poetry links on her blog today.  Thanks, Heidi for hosting us.  

Today is my 1600th blog post.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Shine your bright light from within today.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Onward with fall
Crisp in the air
The geese they fly
Off to the south.
Bright colored leaves
Exit the trees
Rake them into piles.

     This poem is an acrostic.  The first letter of each line forms a word.  Can you pick your own fall word and write an acrostic?  If you want a greater challenge write a double acrostic, have the first and the last letters of each line spell out two different words.  What ever you do write and have fun.

You are the only you. You are unique. You count. You are important to my world.