Posts tagged ‘children’

July 17, 2017

Cutting the Apron Strings

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Nursing the hungry infant
Weaning from breast and bottle
Teaching the toddler to walk

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June 16, 2017

The Princess and Her Buddy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

There was a lovely princess
Who lived short time ago;

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June 13, 2017


by Angela Umphers Rueger

One night I dreamt a dream that made me fear:
My children old were grown, and I, near dead.
I yearned to see them once more gather near,
But they refused to come around my bed.

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June 10, 2017

The Plant Place

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Today we visited the plant place
Delighted in sturdy trees and shrubs
And many small flowers nurtured to full brightness
In a long slow chill spring

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April 28, 2017

Monster Noises

by Frank Hubeny

My foot pounds hard upon the floor.
A hand grabs on the bedroom door.
The voice says low, “The monster’s here!”
There’s scrambling feet and giggling fear.

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March 15, 2017

Clickety Clack trains go past (children)

by Colly


train photo




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January 14, 2017

An Ocean of Colors to find with me.

by Colly


Whale rise.

Rise UP high.

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December 27, 2016

Fox vs Nettle Petals

by newrana


(The following dramatic narrative is based on a Sri Lankan Proverb.)


A fox really wanted to poo,

yet it was not in a national zoo.


He looked around for a washroom,

but he sat on something like a mushroom.


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December 15, 2016

Piece by Piece ~ Christmas Poetry Challenge

by Anita Lubesh


I can’t wait to be back home
where the cold mingles with the dawn
and water drips delicately down the pane
catching the chilled air that still smiles
with the sunshine –
it has no aching bones.

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December 10, 2016


by Jem Croucher


Born in the fifties, baby boom years
A child of the sixties, scuffed knees and tears

A teen in the seventies, met Sal, fell in love
and at the end of the decade, wed the above

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October 4, 2016

A Teacher’s Heart of Gold- Poetry challenge

by 50djohnson


A Teacher’s Heart of Gold


A Teacher’s Heart of Gold

The first day of school is special each year as I look up and down each row.

Looking at  new supplies, new shoes, new clothes, what is most important doesn’t show.

Within minutes, they show you who is the brightest star…

It’s also very evident who carries the deepest scars.

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September 27, 2016

Boy Migrant

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Boy Migrant

He haunts me
A young boy
Mid teens
A lad like mine
Seen on the news bulletin

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September 13, 2016


by Jem Croucher

We took a week long holiday
and whilst we were away
Our lovely children trashed our house
‘Disgraceful’ you might say
But you’ve not heard the half of it
for what they planned to do
was a complete and total makeover
to create a home brand new

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July 26, 2016

Colors and counting with me at the sea (preschool)

by Colly

(clip-art photo)

toes in sand


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July 20, 2016

Let’s go Higher

by Colly


I lift my wings.

I spread them wide.

From mountain peaks I reach the sky…

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July 19, 2016

My Colorful World

by Colly


I have alligators in my soup.

One is pink and one is blue.

Add them up and it makes two.


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July 17, 2016

Learning my colors !!!

by Colly


Fields in shades of purple are on display.

Dainty little buds glow in the sun light.

Some farmers plant these flowering plants.

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February 21, 2016

Foxy and Baby (a child’s poem)

by Colly





The wind blows in her hair.

She’s like a tiny teddy bear.


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February 17, 2016

Happy Birthday Emily Rose

by Jem Croucher


We have a birthday in our house today
it makes us feel quite old
For nine and twenty years ago
when it was pretty cold
a daughter was our first born child
in Brighton in the snow
Back in the last century
It seems so long ago

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February 9, 2016

Precious Soul

by Morgan



Precious Little Soul


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January 23, 2016

“The Children of War”

by Rellick

I hear it in the cities

Nothing but broken promises

I hear it echo in the mountains

Drowned out now by the pounding thunder

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December 12, 2015

~ Priceless Gifts

by ladyliterati


My child,


This water…

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November 24, 2015

~ The Flurry Folk

by ladyliterati

~ The Flurry Folk
Sitting on a cloud so high

Slate grey haven in the sky
The Flurry Folk work all year

Making flakes with lots of cheer
While Ole Man Winter soundly sleeps

The Flurry Folk happily guard his keep
As the Winter Solstice slowly arrives

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October 11, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Even when anticipated
And foreseen,
Is different from our

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September 22, 2015


by dokurtybitz

The child’s plaintive
Echos past the dark outline
In the street,
Looking for acceptance
And love,
Finally granted.

September 17, 2015

~ The Immigrant Child – A Personification

by ladyliterati

My language not your own

My skin not of your colour

But all have eyes;

These shed rivers of tears

They’ve seen much –

What some call horror stories

Of blood, body parts, heads and hands
I fear closing my eyes

The images invade…as did the bombs

Exploding in my sleepless nights;

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September 4, 2015

Mountain of Regret

by Tiffany (lifewithblondie)

Someday you’ll reach the top of the mountain of regret
You’ll look around and realize the destruction that you left
Like a hurricane that swirled around raining down the massive floods
You wiped us out, left us nothing, dragging us through the mud.

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August 5, 2015

~ Wee Disabled Victim – Burly, Bullying Kentucky Police Officer

by ladyliterati

ADHD eight year old student handcuffed! Handcuffed!

Crying in pain, a wee victim of a burly, “bullying” police officer-
This is not justice! This is not acceptable! This is criminal!

Speaking of criminal… Beat the streets, perhaps the Challenge puts fear in YOUR dark soul
A child cries still ringing in my ears evokes a Mothers tears

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