Halfway down the stairs
Is a stair
Where I sit.
There isn't any
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Featured Shared Story
My mother loved this poem and often used to recite it, right up until just before she died at age 94. So it is special to me, as well.
Underneath my outside face
There's a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,Featured Shared Story
The expectations others place on us are a structure. They can be confining like a prison or uplifting like a scaffold - sometimes both. You can rebel against 'em, using them as a springboard...
Most every night when they're in bed,
And both their little prayers have said,
They shout for me to come upstairs
And tell them tales of gypsies bold,Featured Shared Story
What a delight to picture the scene this poem frames. A family whose children are cherished and parents mature in their love. Thank you for posting.
Where did you get such a dirty face,
My darling dirty-faced child?
I got it from crawling along in the dirt
And biting two buttons off Jeremy's shirt.Featured Shared Story
So cute!! Like the spaghetti, chocolate, ice-cream. It's the kids that get the dirtiest, that have the most fun. It's a lifetime of adventure and silliness that they will remember forever....
The other night 'bout two o'clock, or maybe it was three,
An elephant with shining tusks came chasing after me.
His trunk was wavin' in the air an' spoutin' jets of steam
An' he was out to eat me up, but still I didn't screamFeatured Shared Story
This is truly a great poem describing the vivid imagination of children, and it does seem that children have an even deeper imagination when it comes to bedtime! I think this is a great poem...
From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.Featured Shared Story
It's a simple yet great poem. We cannot ignore the importance of sleeping and dreaming. Dream big and try hard to achieve it.
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!Featured Shared Story
I think this poem is a wonderful way to express how the feeling of being alive and in control of ones' emotions as a child. It opens up a brand-new vision as to how this sensation feels as a...
The fisherman goes out at dawn
When every one's abed,
And from the bottom of the sea
Draws up his daily bread.Featured Shared Story
The way the poet described the life of a fisherman, his continuous effort and sacrifice to stand independent, and the powerful simile used, makes the poem a classic one.
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