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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I wish I was a rainbow
to arc
across the sky.

I wish I was a rainbow
with my colors
flying high.

I wish I was a rainbow
offering hope
in a pot of gold.

I wish I was a rainbow
with Roy G. Biv colors
bright and bold.

I wish I was a rainbow
to shine
after misty rains.

I wish I was a rainbow
so folks would
point at me and shout
Look, a rainbow
has come out.

      If you could be anything what would you chose?  If you could pretend to be an animal, which one would it be?  Why?  Can you think of at least 4 reasons?  How many of your senses can you use in your reasons?  Now try writing your poem with the repeating line, "I wish I was...."


  1. This is the best poem I have ever read. I am a journalist who is discovering young talent, this is a perfect example of what I am looking for. I now wish to be a rainbow, my life has opened up in a whole new way ever since my rainbow expeirence.

  2. Thanks Shauna,
    I'm glad this poem could make you feel like a rainbow too.