Inspiring Poem for Kids

I love writing poetry for children. I love to see their faces light up when I read my poetry to them. The dolly I wrote about had a great response from both young and old. My father read it before anyone, and he sat and cried. He thought it was lovely.

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The Dolly

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Published by Family Friend Poems May 2017 with permission of the Author.

The dolly sat upon the shelf
in the toy maker's shop all by herself.
The dolly only had one eye,
so all the children passed her by.

They scoffed at the dolly;
they weren't very kind
Then a child came in
with a dolly in mind.

Her mother led her around the shop.
At the shelf with the dolly her mother did stop.

The child reached out and felt for the dolly.
The toy maker shouted, "Dear child, I'm so sorry,
this dolly is blind; she only has one eye.
I've a dolly right here you might like to buy."

"No, this is the one," the child said to her mother.
"If I can't have her, I don't want any other."
So off dolly went with the child who was kind,
and just like the dolly, this child was blind.

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  • Charlene Carlies by Charlene Carlies
  • 8 months ago

Wow what a beautiful poem with an even greater message! Representation matters! Our differences make us unique!

  • Danielle Valenza by Danielle Valenza
  • 8 months ago

I can not wait to share this poem with my 3 year old grandchild. Touched my heart ♥

  • Skye by Skye
  • 5 years ago

I loved this. It has a beautiful message in it and also made me cry. You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Keep up the good work, Jeanette!

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