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.

Friday, July 5, 2013


What a lovely sight!
Pillows, pillows, pillows
on my left 
and my right.
Pink, blue, yellow,
brown, green, white.
I have an idea,
let's have a pillow fight
and we don't even have
to wait 
for tonight.

     Now, I've shown you this toon picture of pillows and presented my poem, but I also wanted to share a poem by my friend Marcia Diane.  (She is the person who introduced me to Pippin, the little black and white pony with beautiful blue eyes that I've pictured here earlier and wrote a poem for him.)  Her poem is about feelings, and I thought it would be a good one for discussing feelings.  Marcia, Thank you for sharing your poem with us.

by M. Diane

Did you ever hug a pillow

when you’re sad and blue?

Have you ever hugged a pillow

right up close to you?

Have you ever hugged a pillow

when your mom’s to busy to hug you

or your dad’s not around

and your brother’s acting like a clown?

Did you ever hug a pillow

up close to you?

It’s ever so lovely

a thing to do.

M. Diane

       Your challenge for today is to write your own poem about a feeling you've had, or you can write about your own pillow and how it makes you feel.  Have fun.

          POETRY FRIDAY is hosted over at Keri's today.  Head over there if you'd like to read more children's poetry.   Keri, thank you for hosting us. 


  1. I'm excited to find your blog with all of these resources to improve my writing. Thanks, Joy! (I'll try to take the challenge, too!)

    1. Keri,
      I was glad to find your blog, too. Thank you for hosting the Poetry Friday Round Up. And thanks for the post on hosting. I must admit I've been to scared to offer to host. I'd have no idea how to use the Mr. Linky thing or the Chimp whatever it is. I really am technology challenged. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  2. I enjoyed reading your Pillows poem, Joy, and Marcia's too! Thanks for sharing these great poems!

    = ) Becky

    1. Thanks, Becky. Do you have a favorite pillow?

  3. Pillows for a rousing battle and pillows for hugging sadness away! Thank goodness for pillows!!

    1. Oh my goodness yes. We do use pillows for lots of things. I remember a Norman Rockwell picture of a toothache and a pillow was tied around the jaw. I actually tied a pillow on my bum when I was learning to roller skate. My mom used to use a pillow in her car so she could see over the steering wheel. What would we do without pillows?

  4. You've made me wonder about the 'first' pillow, Joy. I wonder who thought up these wonderful things! That is the one thing I think would be hard to give up when I go to bed! Love both, pillow fights used to be such fun with my cousins! And hugging pillows, or something soft, is important when feeling a little down. Thanks for both!

    1. Linda,
      What an excellent question. When you find out about that first pillow, let me know.

  5. Delightful pillow poems, Joy. Your blog always feels so friendly and welcoming.

  6. Yes, isn't it wonderful how pillows can be a comfort, a necessity, a plaything, a luxury, a decoration. You can never have enough pillows!

  7. Joy,
    Hugging a pillow or a stuffed animal brings comfort! Nice to have two pillow poems today. Thanks for posting them.