Kids’ Poem: Day Dreaming

Monkey wearing a karate uniform

Day Dreaming
by Nessa Morris

One summer’s day, I go to play, 
  and spot a little sparkly bird,
I watch her enter Land of Fae, 
  and try to follow her unheard.

But now I find, to my dismay, 
  my way’s deterred. My footsteps heard,
a warden monkey bars the way
  until I say the magic word. 

That’s when I hear the fairy say,
  “We have to go.” Her speech is slurred.
“We have to go.” I want to stay.
  “Wake up, my dear.” From sleep, I stirred.

My brain is still fried from the back-to-back conferences I’ve attended (Midwest SCBWI & Librarians Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped). I wanted to write a funny poem, but it appears I’ve used up all my funny, and am headed toward a fantastical dreamland. Must be because I have a headache and I’m really tired.

NO!, 66.7 %; nasty, 16.7%, nickel, 16.7%So that’s all I’ve got to say for today. My word for Monday is “NO!” Hopefully, that will make for an easy poem for my overworked brain.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to vote. Email readers, click the post title and scroll down to get to the poll. Have a great weekend!


Author: Nessa

Librarian for people with visual and physical impairments, and mother of two sharp-witted alien children.

4 thoughts on “Kids’ Poem: Day Dreaming”

    1. Thanks. I wanted something funny and the poem probably could have used one more stanza about the monkey, but it turned out alright. I’m happy enough with it.

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