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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Things I Like in Summer

I like hamburgers
and french fries to chew
chocolate milk shakes
and ice cream too.

I like roses
and irises blue
cool long grass
with morning dew.

I like making necklaces
bead by bead,
and summer books
I can read.

I like going to the movies
whenever I can
to see Laurel and Hardy
and The Thin Man.

I like swimming
and riding my bike.
Can you tell me
what you like?

     I've been feeling really tired and down lately and I find that making a list of all the things to be thankful for often pulls me out of my funk.  Can you make a list of the things you are grateful for?  Can you turn it into a list poem?  Have fun writing.  I hope this is a super great day for you.


  1. awesome poetry.. JOY...


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  2. you like sharing the blue popsicle with your sister on the way home from swimming

  3. I like the cadence of the summer poem!!

  4. Wonder what movies kids would add in?

  5. I wrote a list poem for summer, too.