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The Neighborhood Children

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

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There once was a kid from Missouri

who decided to live off Curry

tried it all in one day

taking time off from play

now groans with each ache in his belly.


There once was a kid from the West Coast

wanted to be the kid with the most

wanted everything gold

everything new not old

ended up eating only burnt toast.

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There once was a kid from Ohio

who worked on her Venus de Milo

she sculpted with her heart

this artist from the start

even though it was made from playdoh.


There once was a kid from Kentucky

who was known for being quite plucky

he would skip to his class

for Kentucky Bluegrass

the other kids thought he was lucky.

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There once was a kid from Wisconsin

who tried running amok like Huck Finn

with a cow named Daisy

who thought he was crazy

as they journeyed out past the grain bin.


There once was a kid from the city

who would sneak out to paint graffiti

on her parents table

a colorful label

when finished she would chase the kitty.

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There once was a kid from the country

who ate all the food in his pantry

back to the store with Mom

as she remained quite calm

as they found the front door through laundry.


To the children who have made this mess

within every nook more or less

just keep playing all day

we will clean when its May

this is crazy extended recess.

© 2019 Jamie Lee Hamann

Comments

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 06, 2019:

Thank you Diane, Li-Jen, and Harish for your kind words. I am extremely appreciative. Jamie

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on April 06, 2019:

Jamie , all kids in these pretty poems are so naughty , and you painted them all alive ! I enjoyed this lovely set of cute poems.

Li-Jen Hew on April 06, 2019:

Hey Jamie. I like that the poem explored children from different places and the humour you added. Nice poem especially the part with the burnt toast and playdoh. What's good is children enjoy simple things.

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 05, 2019:

Thank you Patricia.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 05, 2019:

Lovely sharing of neighborhood kidoes Enjoyed each one so much thank you for sharing Angels are on the way this evening ps

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on April 05, 2019:

Dam I was right my instincts. You made me laugh all the way through. Bravo Simple, Funny and cute.

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 05, 2019:

Thank you Verlie! Children offer many opportunities for Limerick! Jamie

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 05, 2019:

Love your limericks Jamie. And your beautiful children! You've captured the childhood essence wonderfully. I grew up in a family of five siblings, and it was much like this.