THE FRIEND WHO JUST STANDS BY, Unknown When troubles come your soul to try, You love the friend who just stands by. Perhaps there’s nothing he can do, The thing is strictly up to you. For there are troubles all your own, And paths the soul must tread alone. Times […]
BED IN SUMMER, By Robert Louis Stevenson In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or […]
Sea Joy, By Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy When I go down by the sandy shore I can think of nothing I want more Than to live by the booming blue sea As the seagulls flutter round about me I can run about–when the tide is out With the wind and […]
THREE PONIES, By Arthur Guiterman Three little ponies who didn’t like their hay Said to each other “Let’s run away!” Said the first “I will canter!” Said the second “I will trot!” Said the third “I will run if it’s not too hot!” And they all started off With their […]
WOULDA-COULDA-SHOULDA Shel Silverstein All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas Layin’ in the sun, Talkin’ bout the things They woulda-coulda-shoulda done… But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas All ran away and hid From one little DID.
The Little Turtle, By Vachel Lindsay There was a little turtle. He lived in a box. He swam in a puddle. He climbed on the rocks. He snapped at a mosquito. He snapped at a flea. He snapped at a minnow. And he snapped at me. He caught […]
HALFWAY DOWN, By A.A. Milne Halfway down the stairs Is a stair Where I sit. There isn’t any Other Stair Quite like It. I’m not at the bottom, I’m not at the top; So this is the stair Where I always Stop. Halfway up the stairs Isn’t up, And it […]
SICK, By Shel Silverstein “I cannot go to school today,” said little Peggy Ann McKay. “I have the measles and the mumps, a gash, a rash and purple bumps. My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, I’m going blind in my right eye. My tonsils are as big as […]