Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs Forever
Hot dogs for breakfast
Hot dogs for lunch
Hot dogs
Hot dogs
all in a bunch
You can eat 'em with mustard
You can eat 'em with cheese
You can eat 'em
any way you please
Eat 'em from the bar-B-Q
Eat 'em cold or
Eat 'em hot
Eat 'em standing up
or down on your knees
Hot dogs
Hot dogs
Please Please Please

By: Sonja Dunn

Monday, 7 May 2012

Simile poems

A simile is an easy way to compare two things, so examples of simile poems include any poem that makes comparisons using the words "like," "as," or "than."

"Friends are like chocolate cake
You can never have too many.
Chocolate cake is like heaven -
Always amazing you with each taste or feeling.
Chocolate cake is like life with so many different pieces.
Chocolate cake is like happiness, you can never get enough of it.

By Denise Rogers

Your feet smell so bad
Just like limburger cheese
That I'm holding my nose tight
Between my two knees.

By Denise Rogers

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Auntie Gravity

Auntie Gravity
My sweet old Auntie Gravity
bakes all the lightest cakes.
Her "Secret X" ingredient
is all it ever takes.

A single splash of Secret X
provides her pies a lift.
A smidgen more and suddenly
her doughnuts are adrift.

A pinch upon her pancakes
and they rise above the plate.
A dash will make her danishes
begin to levitate.

Her muffins start to hover
from the tiniest of specks.
Her bagels float and flutter
when she uses Secret X.

But, sadly, Auntie Gravity
is known to make mistakes,
and may have used a bit too much
in several pies and cakes.

She ate a plate of chocolate cake
and tried a slice of mince.
I miss my Auntie Gravity;
we haven't seen her since.
Kenn Nesbitt

April 26: Poem in your pocket day.

My mother makes prickly pear pastries

My mother makes prickly pear pastries
My mother makes prickly pear pastries.
My mother makes prickly pear pies.
She's known for her prickly pear donuts
and flavorful prickly pear fries.

She sometimes makes prickly pear muffins
or prickly pear cookies and cakes.
She likes making prickly pear pizzas
and prickly pear smoothies and shakes.

I'll bet she could write a whole cookbook
with all kinds of prickly pear food.
I'm sure you'd have no trouble guessing
what every last page would include.

I might even like her concoctions,
and wouldn't just snicker and scoff,
if once in a while she'd remember
to take all the prickly parts off.

Kenn Nesbitt

April 26: Poem in your pocket day.

Sunny Drum

Sunny Drum

There was a man,
Lived in the sun,
Lived in the sun,
And his name was Sunny Drum,

And his hair was made of spaghetti,
And his name was Sunny Drum

April 26: Poem in your pocket day.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Poetry Plus

Poetry Plus
This program encourages students who have been removed from a
family/home environment to talk about their feelings through poetry
reading and writing. This program is designed to reinforce feelings of
well-being and self-confidence and to encourage their belief that with
enough support and encouragement, these children can move

Monday, 16 April 2012

I Taught My Cat to Clean My Room

A Funny Cat Poem for Kids

I taught my cat to clean my room,
to use a bucket, brush and broom,
to dust my books and picture frames,
and pick up all my toys and games.

He puts my pants and shirts away,
and makes my bed, and I should say
it seems to me it's only fair
he puts away my underwear.

In fact, I think he's got it made.
I'm not too happy with our trade.
He may pick up my shoes and socks,
but I clean out his litterbox.

--Kenn Nesbitt

Silly and funny poems by Kenn Nesbitt

For more poems by Kenn Nesbitt, visit

April 26: Poem in your pocket day.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Orion

Orion is celebrating National Poetry Month by highlighting a poem from their archives every day in April. Check back here daily to see their selections, or get poems delivered.