Hello parents and kids , I never thought i could ever write a poem, but it just takes a little bit of your effort and you can be a poet too.
Put simply, A poem is a collection of ideas and thoughts and observations ,arranged with rhyming words or patterns.
I wrote my poem below first as an observation and something that really happened to me . My son pushed me to write a poem as their school asked some of the parents to come and share poetry with kids. It took me less than 30 minutes to create a poem of my own . My inspiration for the below is Mr. Ruskin Bond. When I read out this poem to my kid's class mates I saw smiles and laughter on their faces , I hope you all will like it too and inspire to write your own poem for your little one.
Here it goes
On one fine sunny day,
As I sat on my desk to start my work
A black shiny crow took my attention away
It shrieked kaw kaw kaw
I looked at it and said what an ugly crow
My mind thought and my hands clapped to shoo him away
but the nasty fellow replied Kaw kaW kaw
It was now trying hard to take my peace away
My mind raced and imagined to take out my son’s nerf gun
And shoot him with bright orange pellets
The crow was still staring at me and asked Kaw Kaw Kaw
Well, well the pellets may never reach him & I may not able able to teach him
So, I gave up the silly thought and looked at my desk
Lo behold, I had a glass full of water , may be I could really reach him
My mind flew and the water flew from the glass towards the shiny crow
Just what I imagined, the water never reached him, and he danced kaw kaw kaw
Frustrated and dejected, I gave up, I closed the window
The crow could still see me & mocked again kaw kaw kaw
Then I walked to my book shelf and picked up a book ,
And I opened a random page and can you guess what it said
Oh God, Teach us to love the birds and beasts
and the wayside flowers and mute grasses often crushed by our feet
As soon as I closed the book to go back to the window
To Look at the shiny black crow, alas he was gone.
I felt sad, I felt bad, I miss you dear shiny crow
All you came to ask for a little love, all I gave you was
Kaw kaw kaw
The next day as I looked again at the black shiny crow it wasn’t so ugly it was only a silly cute crow .