Famous Children Poem

A.A. Milne was an English author who lived from 1882-1956. He is best known for his stories about Winnie the Pooh, which were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin Milne's, stuffed animals. In this poem, a young child recounts the previous five years and how life was just beginning. But six, oh, six is the best year.

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I like this poem but I am seven So...Now I am seven I am in heaven!

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Now We Are Six

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When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.


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I've always loved this poem and taught it to my children and grandchildren at the appropriate time.

  • Magnolia Dahl by Magnolia Dahl
  • 8 months ago

I am 8 and I am so, so late! When I am 9, it will all be fine.

  • Marie by Marie
  • 11 months ago

I really, really like the poem and I am six. And I like Pooh Bear.

  • Katie by Katie
  • 1 year ago

I like this poem but I am seven
So...Now I am seven
I am in heaven!

  • J Hardy by J Hardy
  • 3 years ago

I recited this to my granddaughter on her 6th birthday, and she beamed from ear to ear. Very sweet moment.

  • George by George
  • 3 years ago

Really good poem. I like the rhyming in it. Fantastic.

  • Marshall Chase Spencer by Marshall Chase Spencer
  • 3 years ago

I like your poem because it rhymes and it is funny. When I was six I was stuck in my bed.

  • Tina Crews by Tina Crews
  • 3 years ago

This was my favorite poem as a child. I practiced and practiced until I got it right; I still remember it today and I'm 35 (shhhh, don't tell anyone).

  • Berkeley Lai by Berkeley Lai
  • 4 years ago

This really touched my heart. I loved that this is about a child growing up.

  • Glorious Phil Perumadan by Glorious Phil Perumadan
  • 5 years ago

I was touched by this story because it depicted my childhood.

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