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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


I can't find my shoes.
I'm looking every where.
Kitchen, car, bathroom,
even the foot of the stair.

I looked under my bed
and in the closet too.
Every where I looked
I couldn't find my shoes.

I looked under the cushions
in our TV room.
I didn't find my shoes,
just a dirty spoon.

I looked inside the washer
in the laundry room.
I MUST find my shoes.
I've got to do it soon.

Then I heard our cat.
She was making mews.
There I saw my baseball mitt,
but I did NOT see my shoes.

The last time that I had them
I was playing by the creek.
My shoes were getting muddy.
They made an awful squeak.

    Have you ever lost something?  What did you do?  Do you know you found it in the last place you looked?   Tomorrow I will finish this hunt for the shoes.  But, for today, can you try writing your own poem about a hunt? Do have fun writing your poem.

    Writing poetry for children at its deepest, is a letter to our younger self.

1 comment:

  1. Hope you find those shoes soon.

    Love the quotes you're placing here. This one offers another writing challenge...A letter to your younger self. I'm trying to imagine that one.