Some moms may not want to read this poem to their kids, because of the first line. But relax! They’re just being kids, and we could sure learn a thing or two from them on this one.
In the main file, I changed the last line of the first stanza to this: “And sticks for dragons we slay.” But I was too lazy to do another screen capture and upload it. 😀
A conversation last night about kids’ shows, cartoons, and super heroes got this one going.
April 5, I’m five for five.
Here’s kiddy poem number 4 for Apr. 4!
How many times have you heard a child say, “But that’s not fair!” The human seems to have an innate sense of justice. Who put it there, wonder?
You’ve heard of Jabberwocky? Well, for the kids today we’ve got Dobberdilly. Just a bit of fun and nonsense.
Children ought to be taught from the earliest possible age that the Bible is God’s book and wonderful to know.
Do you have some good stories about children learning about the Bible?
April is NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Writing Month. So here we go! This time, for the children.
Do you think that adults might find a little lesson in here somewhere?
Pray not for ease,
For earthly gain,
To be free from pain—
Ask not for these. Continue reading
Why does the church not grow?
We fail to fast and pray,
We stay instead of go,
We let the weak one stray,
Fraternal love is cold,
We walk tradition’s way,
The world in us took hold.
Rocks in space tumble and hurtle, silent,
Faster than the speed of absent sound,
Alone they travel, suns and planets cold
In distant light devoid of heat or life.
What route they follow, what unseen forces bend
Their path, no signs or arrows point their way,
This mindless flight with nothing fore or aft,
Adrift in darkness, doomed to loneliness.
We ship it all to foreign lands:
The means, the method, the kitchen sink;
We solve it all with our own two hands,
Lacking neither food nor drink. Continue reading