Children Poetry posted March 29, 2017 Chapters:  ...3 4 -4- 5... 

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A child's story about my daughter

A chapter in the book Acrostics


by Oatmeal

Mommy told me I was special
A gleam in my father's eye
And I could be anything
Like an astronaut in the sky

The world suddenly had more color
A challenge usually was my style
I would watch the people
If they were sad I'd help them smile

I was growing fast
I knew it when people would say
"Here comes little miss sunshine"
"It's got to be a beautiful day!"

I felt more and more special
As each day passed that year
I was like a breath of fresh air
What I offered was cheer

Today I feel really good
I'm more confident in many ways
This "growing up" hurdle God sent me
Is just part of my learning phase

Now I say, "Please teach me"
"I want to learn a word or even something new"
"I need to know a fact, a date,
The Spanish word for blue"

To get up in the morning
Now I just can't wait
And coming home from school
I refuse to get in a debate

"Mommy!" I rush to her
I want to tell her what I read
I want to tell her about my day
And help her make my bed

Oh, life for me is better
Since I was a twinkle in dad's eye
Now I have so much fun
It's easy, this word called "try"

Some adults are good at things
Because they practiced long, long hours
The failures were skipping school
Or lost among the flowers

My mother was only one reason
That I came to be
The best thing that she gave me
Were my eyes to "see"


A story about my daughter
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