Raising Poets

We take poetry writing VERY seriously ’round these parts.

Accent, alliteration, heptameter, iambic pentameter, stanza, meter, ode, sonnet, and RHYME are all terms that you’ll hear regularly dropped at my house.

I try my hardest to instill in my children a love of all things written in the form ofย  descriptive, flowing, poetic and intellectual prose.

With all of this instruction, it’s no wonder really, that my children collectively produce such amazing examples of ingenious, heartfelt and rhyming prose.

My name is Mama.

I’ve always wanted to ride on a llama.

I’m not a huge fan of Obama.

How about a sauna?

My name is Daddy.

When I golf, I want my own caddy.

Behave or I’ll get maddy.

My name is Grace.

I have a pretty face.

Sometimes people stop and are so taken they must brace.

I always carry mace.

My name is Emma.

Nothing much rhymes with Emma but lemma.

My name is Garrett.

I’m so apparent.

I don’t like carrots.

I LOVE my parents.

My name is Tick.

Don’t bug me or I’ll get my stick.

I’m not allowed to have my own Bic.

When it comes to choosing, I’ll pick.

My name is John.

I like to play on the lawn.

And eat candy until it’s gone.

Sometimes I break out in song.

Admit it.ย  You think my children are the next big poets.

Am I right?

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. LOL
    I love it Angie.
    It’s awesome.

  2. That’s hilarious.

  3. This is genius. Way to perk up my Monday morning!

  4. They are fabulous!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Were you an English major? I was but I don’t like poetry (don’t hate me). However, these were fun poems and I liked them. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Pulitzer Prize all over this.

  7. I’m not allowed to have my own Bic either. I don’t have a cool poem about it, though … only an admonition from my husband to clean out my pockets before I wash more pens. Not nearly as good.

  8. So impressed…I’m sure their teachers are proud (and yours)!

  9. Those are some talented kids you have! I see a book offer in their future.

  10. That’s great. It’s so good that you are encouraging them with this medium.

  11. Love it! This is poetry of the very best kind!

  12. Of COURSE they are!

  13. Susie's Homemade says

    How fun is that?

  14. Those rhymes are awesome– Garrett and apparent was my favorite one. Clever!

  15. You are so clever Ms. Angie! I myself, am a terrible poet.

  16. This is actually pretty good – it gave me a good chuckle. I can’t wait to see what my kids start writing.

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  18. You should totally have this made into one of those vinyl decals that you stick on your wall.

  19. Love it! But now I’m trying to think of words that rhyme with Emma. She could go with “Em” and use gem or hem.