Poetry

Some favorites of mine, some favorites of Room 8, and some original work by Room 8,

A poem a day, keeps your heart okay . . .

The Purple Cow
(Reflections on a Mythic Beast Who's Quite Remarkable At Least.)
 
I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, Anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one!
                       -Gellett Burgess
 
Dan W. likes this poem that he created himself . . .
 
I'm bringing home a baby dinosaur.
Won't my Mother fall right through the floor?
Because I'm bringing home a baby dinosaur!
 
Sara, Elizabeth, Corinna, and Katlynn all like:
 
Monster Meatballs
 
Monster meatballs
So scary to chew.
First you bite THEM,
Then they bite YOU.
            -Douglas Florian
 
Everyone has fun reciting this one . . .
 
Hello, My Name Is Dracula
 
Hello, my name is Dracula.
My clothing is all blackula.
I drive a Cadillacula.
I am a maniacula.
I drink blood for a snackula.
Your neck I will attackula
With teeth sharp as a tackula.
At dawn I hit the sackula.
Tomorrow I'll be backula!
                 -Douglas Florian
 
Dan F. has two favorite poems to say:
 
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
 
 
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are?
Up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are?
 
Matthew is a real fan of Corinna's poem, Squack!
 
Squack!
 
Squack! Squack! Squack!
You rock!
I said,
Squack! Squack! Squack!
You rock!
Squack! What?
                        -Corinna
 
Corinna has some other poems to share . . .
 
My Cat
 
I have a cat.
It is my cat.
It is a cute cat.
I take care of my cat.
I love him as much as that!
                              -Corinna
 
Butterfly
 
"Butterfly, what are you doing?"
"I am making my cocoon
and eat?"
"Bye!"
 
Here's a quartet of poems by Kelsea:
 
The Cat
 
I saw a cat
that sees a rat
which gave him a bad habitat.
                           - Kelsea
 
Snow
 
Snow is fun
It's just begun.
I don't ever want to see that sun.
So, I am done
with that sun.
                       -Kelsea
 
My Ice
 
My ice is so cold.
I leave it in the freezer.
But my Mom says first
I have to tease her.
                                  -Kelsea
 
I Love Snow
 
Oh, I love snow.
It is cold.
Do you think because of the cold
I am getting old?
                              -Kelsea