Children's Poem: On My Own
In a creative writing class I took while attending Muskegon Community College, I was assigned to write a children’s poem. Not having much writing experience at the time, I figured that a children’s poem should be about a child, and it should rhyme.
Here is what I came up with:
On My Own
I can tie my shoe,
no help, no thank you.
I can zip up my winter coat
and wrap a scarf around my throat.
Right glove on, left - almost there,
don’t you help me, don’t you dare.
I grabbed my hat from the middle shelf,
gonna build a snowman by myself.
Button him up with the rocks I find,
put your three pebbles down, I got mine.
Both arms came from the side yard tree,
hershey kiss eyes so he can see.
An icicle nose and that will do,
I knew I could do it, I told you.
Laying on my back, facing the sky,
this is something that I have to try.
Back and forth my arms and legs go,
in the powdery front yard snow.
I don’t want a footprint in this angel I made,
thinking of how to get up I sat there and laid.
As a hand reached out
I heard my Dad shout,
lift both your feet from the patted down snow
so on the ground just an angel will show.
Grabbed around my wrists and around my ankles,
he lifted me softly leaving no wrinkles.
That’s the best snow angel this yards ever had
and I couldn’t have done it without my Dad.