by Colly

personal photo




Little blue boat.  Can you float?


The ocean blue is big.  And the waves go high.


Will this blue boat make it to the other side?



Little yellow duck.  Can you swim?


Among yellow reeds that sway in the breeze.


While green algae grow underneath.




Little green frog.  Can you hop?


Can you leap?


To land on a lily-pad with just two, sticky, feet?




Little white-gray Seagull.  Can you rise?


Rise above the ocean tide.


Rise above to sail the sky.



Little red wing blackbird.  Can you sing?


When other birds are less inviting.


In mid-air, their wings colliding.



Little brown bear.  Close to the river’s bank.


Will you catch some fish to eat?


Or will big bears feast on them instead?


Little brown bear doesn’t stop trying.


There’s more fish.  There’s no denying.




Yes, they’ll survive.  And do more besides.


Just watch them!




  1. Beautiful. You know, it also feels like a children’s story for early learners.

    • Thank you, Cynthia. Any suggestions on where this write could be submitted?

      • Join a children’s Writers and Illustrators Group on Facebook. There are several. Tell the group you’ve written a poem/story and since another writer suggested it could be a children’s picture book, you’d like advice on where to start. You’ll find a mix of traditionally and independently published authors and illustrators and they are generous with helpful advice.

      • Thank you so much for taking the time to post your helpful hints; and I do plan to follow up on your suggestions, Cynthia 🙂

  2. I love the descriptive details in this poem! Really made me smile.

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