Archive for the ‘Poems’ Category

Red and Black (Parody of Les Miserables)

By Gloson On January 24, 2013 No Comments

(Great for teaching little kids about colors)

ENJOLRAS:
It is time for us to
know which colors are which.
Don’t we want to embrace
all the colors that make up the world?
Have you asked of yourself
what’s the color of hay?
Is it red, black, or blue,
yellow, green, or gray?
The colors of the world
you need to know today!

Red – the color of a rose.
Black – the color of a bear.
Red – the color of my clothes.
Black – the color of my hair!

(Music: Transpose +2 semitones)

Green – the smell of smelly gas.
Blue – the color of some eyes.
Green – the color of fresh grass.
Blue – the color of the sky!

(Music: Transpose another +2 semitones)

Orange – the pigment of an orange. (obviously)
Brown – grandfather’s leather glove.
Orange – the taste of pumpkin porridge.
Brown – the chocolate I love!

(Music: Transpose ANOTHER +2 semitones)

Purple– Barney the dinosaur.
Yellow – bananas are this hue.
Purple – eggplants I do adore.
Yellow – the hue of Swiss fondue!

(Music: Transpose YET ANOTHER +2 semitones)

Pink – the glow of dragon fruit.
White – its flesh I take one bite.
Pink – some men desire pink suits.
White – the color of moonlight!



I Am What I Eat – A Video Poem

By Gloson On January 19, 2013 No Comments

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz3LIXJHxq8

I am a leafy green, some grapes
and two, quite large, potatoes.
I am a carrot, and an onion,
and two ripe tomatoes.

I’m two big bunches of bananas,
slices of white bread.
I am a juicy watermelon,
the size of your head.

I’m two pears and two oranges
which are delicious fruits.
I’m also lotuses –
but not the flowers, just the roots.

I’m all of these delicious foods
because I’m what I eat
from my huge watermelon head
to my banana feet.


From the book Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids:



All About Poems – A Poem by Zara Chan

By Gloson On January 11, 2013 No Comments

Note from Gloson: This is a poem by a schoolmate of fine whose class I gave a poetry lesson. I think it’s randomly and rhymingly fun!

Put some poems in your pocket,
It might come in handy.
You can write poems about omelettes,
Or about your best friend Sandy.

Poems can be excuses too,
For example, when you’re late to school.
Just remember “The Wrong Start
by Marchette Chute,
Then your teacher might not puke.

Writing poems are fun,
Especially when you’re writing
about a bun.
It’s fun because I like food,
But I just can’t eat too much.
So it’s not that good
For me, like such and such.

Poems can be happy,
Poems can be sad.
Poems can be creepy,
They could also be bad.
Poems can be easy,
They can also be hard.
Poems can never keep you busy,
When you just don’t have the heart.

Poems can be your friend,
At least it’s better than living in a den.
With the monstrous animals that
want to eat you;

Some poems make you wanna sleep,
Some of them make you wanna run.
Some poems make you wanna keep
Awake just to bake a bun.

Poems are fun once you
understand,
But if you don’t,
Just try as hard as you can.

Reading poems and writing them,
Won’t get you into big big trouble.
You could write about summer camp,
Or even about popping bubbles.

Poems can be music,
Poems can be rap.
If you wisely use it,
Then it won’t seem so bad.

Instead, poems rhyme and give you
a beat or two.

Poems can rhyme with anything,
Or they may not.
They could rhyme with a ting-a-ling-ling,
Or ‘love me yes or love me not’.

So I’ll end with ‘poems are fun,
And it takes nothing to get it done’.

Written by: Zara Chan (Grace Resource Centre, 7B)



Flying Lessons – A Video Poem

By Gloson On January 8, 2013 No Comments

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESLmnAhyVeI

“Stretch your arms!
Straighten legs!
Open your mouth!
Eat boiled eggs!

“Look ahead!
Do not fear!
Flap your arms!
Shake your rear!

“Be prepared and
just jump off!
Avoid choking,
do not cough!

“Do not fall,
catch the breeze!
Do not stop,
do not sneeze!”

So I went and
found a cliff.
Arms were ready,
eyes were stiff.

I jumped off and
caught the breeze,
flapped my arms,
didn’t sneeze.

Oh no! I fell into a tree!
The birds laughed – what a blaster!
My little brother is, indeed,
a terrible taskmaster.


From the book Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids:



If I Did Write a Poem – A Video Poem

By Gloson On January 7, 2013 No Comments

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rkYcthWglo

If I did write a poem,
I would sell it off, and then,
I’d use the money for an egg
that would become a hen.

The hen would lay a thousand eggs
that would become more hens.
Then they would lay a million eggs.
I’d sell them all to friends.

I would become a millionaire
who owned a great big home.
Next, I’d go for a holiday
to France or maybe Rome.

I’d learn to be an astronaut
and go visit the moon.
I’m going to do all these things!
I plan to do them soon!

I would feel like a mighty king…
But now I think I might
stop daydreaming about all this
until I’ve learned to write!


From the book Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids: