Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

About Richard Thomas

After discharge from the army, I became a high school business teacher and coached several sports in a small town in Southern Pennsylvania. Years later I switched to teaching in the middle school and discovered that almost all of the poems in the reading textbooks were free verse. As a boy, I'd been fascinated by the rhymes and rhythmic cadences of Poe, Kipling, Whittier, etc., so I began to write my own rhymed, metered poems for my classes.

Years later after retirement, I discovered several poetry-sharing web sites and began to write poems for adults. All of my poems are rhymed and metered--usually iambic or anapest, my favorite.

    Poems by Richard Thomas

  • Summer Camp Souvenirs

    • Published: June 6, 2019
    A Humorous Tale Of Attending Summer Camp

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    When I got home from camp today,
    My parents almost died.
    They asked me how I got this way,
    And here's what I replied:

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    • Rating 4.33
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    It is really a beautiful poem which blends childhood imagination, narration, and joyful experiences.
    "It is some terrific summer camp,
    The coolest one around."

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  • Brother Trouble

    • Published: October 2018
    Fun Poem About Mixed Feelings For An Older Brother

    in Family Poems for Kids

    Of all the burdens I must bear,
    My brother's number one.
    Our parents really messed up there.
    They've raised an awful son.

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    • Rating 4.30
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    A beautiful poem with childhood memories, both positive and negative. The experience of many younger brothers, I guess.

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  • A Child's Goodnight

    • Published: October 2018
    Lying In Bed Waiting To Fall Asleep

    in Poems for Kids

    At night the sun lies down for sleep
    And crickets sing a tune.
    The bullfrogs croak and creatures creep
    Beneath the watching moon.

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    • Rating 4.23
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    The poem clearly depicts a child's thoughts at night. Regular rhythm and rhyme reflect the rhythm of sounds of nature as well as the other rhythmical sounds coming from the surrounding.

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