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Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Mom and Dad
May I have a drum?

For Christmas
can Santa bring me some?

Drums are the toy that I pick
to play with my own drumming sticks.

I want to drum
to march to the corner
and then march back.

Marching here,
Marching there,
Marching to the corner
and back.

     Oh, I can see a list of Christmas toys developing.  What fun. In the back of my mind is another poem from Mom and Dad saying, "No, you can't have a drum." By the end of this poem I can really hear that drumming beat.  It wouldn't take long before I'd be asking for aspirin.  When I get the second poem written, I can then try to write a poem in two voices--or maybe three if you count the voice of the drum.  Have fun writing your own poem today.  Can you try writing a poem that sounds like a musical instrument?


  1. Joy,

    Poems about toys. What a great poem list. This one reminded me of the Drummer Boy song often heard at Christmas. It was my dad's favorite. I look forward to poems from the point of view of a toy. FUN!

  2. Linda,
    Aren't you the best friend in the world? I haven't written a poem from the toy's point of view yet. But, I know just what I want to do. I've already got the toy in mind. Oh, this is going to be so much fun--thinking about a conversation among the toys under the tree. (Has TOY STORY done a Christmas edition yet? If not, send them your idea.)
    Thanks for the inspiration. You help to keep me chugging along.

  3. Joy,
    I appreciate the compliment. I am so pleased to be one of your friends. I look forward to your poem from the toy's point of view. Toy Story should hire YOU!