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.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


I'm sitting here
waiting for you.
Please try to write
a poem or two.

I'm sitting here
upon your desk
wanting to write 
poems humoresque.

Please pick me up
and write away.
Together we'll have
a poetry day.

     OK, so this isn't the most brilliant poem I've ever written.  I think if my pen did try to talk to me, I might freak out.  But, wait, my pen talks to me almost every night when I fall asleep with a pen in my hand.  I wake up and find there are some strange things written in my journal.  If your pen could talk to you, what would yours say?  Hey, it's Saturday and I hope you have a fun weekend writing.


  1. Dear Writing Pen
    I'll feed you ideas.
    You work the meter
    and add the flair.

    1. Linda dear,
      your ideas are great
      to read your comments,
      I can't wait.

      Now, let's see--that has a reversal. Bad Joy.
      And did you catch that I wrote will, when I meant we'll?
      I've got it corrected now, but it sure bums me out when I discover I've made a dumb error, something I know better.
      That is why I need an editor.

  2. Joy,
    I talked to the pen and the assignment was for the pen to talk to me. This perspective is what sprang in my head and so I went with it. It was fun. I especially liked my use of "flair."

    Don't be so hard on yourself about the spelling. It didn't caught me, probably because I thought you were purposely omitting the subject of the sentence and just writing a phrase.