Children's Poems

Welcome to the kid’s poetry section of my website. I hope these children’s poems will instill a love for language, rhythm, and rhyme that encourages young people to think more deeply, imagine more fully, smile with new delight, or laugh right out loud. Children’s poems can also be pleasing to parents, educators, speakers, artists…anyone who is young at heart. May you have as much fun reading as I did writing them!
FINDING THE POEM YOU WANT:  As you scroll through this section, simply read each snippet sample (usually the first four lines) to get a feel for the poem. When you find something you like, click “CONTINUE READING” to view the entire poem.
(My work may be used free for non-commercial purposes only. Please request permission by email and include full copyright information, legibly printed, on every copy made. For internet use, a link back to the poem on this website is required.)

ups and downs of writing

I Forgot

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Children's Poems

©1991 Susan Noyes Anderson

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I wrote a good story but something went wrong.
I had all the characters where they belong.
The setting was great, and the word use was strong.
The length was just right … not too short, not too long.

voting and elections

Vote for Me!

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Children's Poems

©1991 Susan Noyes Anderson

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Vote 4 me!
I am running for Vice President.
Vote 4 me!
I will give you one hundred percent.
Vote 4 me!
If you want changes made, I’m your man.
Vote 4 me!
I will serve any way that I can.

flu

Boo Hoo Flu

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Children's Poems

©1991 Susan Noyes Anderson

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Boo hoo hoo, I’ve got the flu.
I caught it, but it caught me too.
Do you think it would let me be
if I yelled “Ally-all-come-free!”?

If you liked this poem, you might enjoy reading Pox Stampede.

Now we have the coronavirus to deal with, too. Wish I could find a better hiding place than stuck in my house!

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