Children Poetry posted March 8, 2016

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Child's counting rhyme

Secret Garden (A counting rhyme)

by brenda bickers

Secret Garden
(Child's Counting Rhyme)

At the bottom of the garden, I found a secret path,
and there upon my following I could hear a child laugh,
And as I looked around me, as far as I could see,
There were rows on rows of daffodils beneath a walnut tree.

Somewhere in the hedge row, I could hear one blue bird sing,
as I watched two little butterflies flutter silent wings.
Way off, in the distance, I could see a waterfall,
three spiky baby hedgehogs; all huddled in a ball.

Down by the waters edge there's a tiny bluebell patch,
where four baby door mice; scuttle 'round and scratch.
In the middle of, the pond sat floating on a lilly
five fiddle playing frogs all looking rather silly.

Over by the wood shed on the corner of the lawn,
there are six grazing deer; a buck, a doe and fawns
Underneath an apple tree where seven bunnies hop;
All eating fallen apples until their tummies pop.

Perched up on the washing line, are eight little crows
while nine stripy bumble bees are dancing on a rose.
Ten squirrels with their bushy tails are scurrying around,
collecting fruit and nuts as they frolic on the ground.

The sun begins to fade; the day comes to an end;
It's nighttime in the garden, sleep tight my little friends.
We'll play again tomorrow when the moon has gone to bed,
but just for now we'll snuggle down and rest our sleepy heads.

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