20 June 2011

Poetry: Gray Swaying Trees

I can't help it. The accumulated second grade paperwork is coming home from school in a fast and furious flurry. One folder the other day contained a whole pile of poems, two of which I have to share:

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SWAYING TREES



Swaying trees
In the breeze
Dance to the rhythm of the wind
Swaying trees
In the breeze
Look like Halloween ghosts
Coming closer and closer until
It catches me!!!



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GRAY



Gray is an ugly color
My mom makes me wear it anyway
It's like the gray is pulling me like a vacuum cleaner
I try to get away but I just can't!!!

19 comments:

FreshHell said...

You mean mother! Making that child wear gray! I love that image of the vacuum cleaner.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Don't let her see Oliver. This is my favorite part of the end of the school year -- getting all those things home.

nom de guerre said...

wow. these are great! word play is so fun. she sounds like a wonderful small human!

Julia said...

These are great.

Love the vacuum cleaner bit.

leanne said...

I've got a box that I'm filling with stories and poems just like these that my son has brought home from school. And someday I'll share them back with him.

YourFireAnt said...

These are wonderful! Both of them

T.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The vacuum cleaner analogy is genius.

De said...

these are wonderful - thank you for sharing them!

alejna said...

These made me smile.

I'm especially amused by the Gray poem. (I wonder how Phoebe feels about gray...)

Anjali said...

Gray is priceless. (Even though, it is my favorite color to wear.)

mayberry said...

You're so brave, posting about how terribly mean you are! What a tyrant!

(I'm going to be so sad when my kids learn to spell.)

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Rima said...

She already has a great grasp of simile! The vacuum cleaner part just rocks. Tell Miranda that gray looks fabulous when you pair it with orange, turquoise, or hot pink :)

Jyothi said...

Love these poems. Your daughter's quite the budding writer!

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Your daughter is still in school? My kids are on their 2nd week of vacation. Ah, budget cuts.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

oh the AWESOME! and great handwriting!

Kyla said...

Awesome!

Eric Graham said...

Talented kid.

Emily said...

I love this.