Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Freestyle Poem by Groovy Girl

This afternoon the girl complained of boredom so I suggested that she paint a picture.

She painted a picture of some fruit in a bowl and then she decided to write a poem to surround the picture.

After reading it to me she asked, "Are you going to put it on your blog?". "Do you want me to?" I asked. "Yes" she replied - so here it is. Let's just call it "freestyle".

From a Fruit Bowl

“I must be the best fruit of all” said the banana
“I’m long and healthy and taste rather nice.”
“I am the best fruit of all” said the apple
“I keep the doctor away and am great in a pie with sugar and spice.”
“No, I am” said the orange.
“For I’m orange and round like the sun.”
“Of course it’s us” proclaimed the grapes
“We are so fun.”
The cherries said “We bring joy to everyone
And when parents try to get their kids to eat fruit we get the job done.”
Out of the blueberries came, “But we are so quaint and pretty.”
Then along came six little girls and boys who came to check out the noise
And each took a different one.


Kelli said...

That is the cutest poem...I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great poet you have!

CanadianGrandma said...

Love that poem! Continue to encourage Groovy Girl in this area. She has GOD-given talent!

Jennifer said...

Wow... you might call that freestyle, but it was way better than most of what my 8th graders came up with last year during our poetry unit.

Edi said...

Well the girl was happy to read all the comments on her poem...thank you for your comments.

CndGrandma - perhaps she takes after her grandmother...

ames said...

What an awesome poem! She's got talent, that girl!