children's poetry

Forgiveness Amongst Friends (Ant ~ Spider ~ Bee)

The Spring sun shines above
but, beneath the willow tree,
sits a spider and an ant
waiting for their friend, the bee.

They always meet up
every sun shiny day,
under the willow tree
so all three can play.

The spider and ant were talking
when finally, bee decided to show,
they looked at her, tapping their watches
"You're four hours late, you know."

"I had to do my hair," she explained
"my make-up, was hard to do,
then I had to find a dress
and my matching polkadot shoes."

"You're not going to a party," said ant
"we're just here to play,
you will get all dirty
and what if it rains today?"

"We'll let it go for now," said spider
let's go play in the sun,
we'll play hide and go seek
it will be so much fun."

Bee was so upset
she wanted to go home,
quickly, she turned to run away
and ran into the garden gnome.

Ant snickered and laughed at bee
he was rolling on the ground,
"That is quite enough," said spider
"bee, I still want you around."

"I'll just go home," said bee
"I am such a mess,"
she wiped dirt off of herself
and exclaimed "look at my beautiful dress!"

"I knew this would happen," said ant
"but, you didn't listen to me,
we're only here to play, I said
not going to a party."

"Ant, leave her alone
she's been through enough,
I'm tired of you being a bully," yelled spider
"and sick of you being rough."

Ant walked over to bee
knew he had to apologise,
gave her a great big hug
and wiped the tears from her eyes.

"I'm sorry for everything
please say you forgive me,"
ant was so ashamed of himself
he turned and sat 'neath the willow tree.

Bee walked over to him
and sat down by his side,
"of course, I forgive you
my feelings, I can't hide."

Ant looked at bee
tears rolled down his cheeks,
she could tell he was hurting
and feeling very weak.

Spider gave them both a hug
"This is what friendship is made of,
forgiveness goes a long way," said spider
"and filled with lots of love."

All was well between them
the spider, ant and bee,
they finally decided to play,
their hearts fillled with love and glee.

Copyright © Cynthia Jones
Apr.27/2012

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I had the title and the challenge words, but took me a while to write the poem.

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This Cottonball Animal

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Children's Poetry

This cottonball animal is a lamb;
It is related to a little ram.

This cottonball animal is a dove;
It is a symbol of peace below and above.

This cottonball animal is a cat;
It eats, sleeps, cuddles and plays; A nice life is that!

This cottonball animal is a bunny;
It loves to play outside when it's clear and sunny!

This cottonball animal is a swan;
It likes to watch the pretty sun rise at dawn.

This cottonball animal is a polar bear;
It has two cubs for whom it cares.

This cottonball animal is a squirrel;
It collects acorns in the autumn when the leaves whirl and swirl.

This cottonball animal is a pegasus who flies;
Day and night, in the pretty skies!

This cottonball animal is a white terrier;
He has lots of shaggy fur!

This cottonball animal is a dolphin who spouts;
And soars through the water; in and out.

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I Can Make a Flat Tower, Part 7

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Children's Poetry

I can make a flat tower
From cotton swabs on a popsicle stick;
I can use any of the cotton swabs;
I just have to take my pick!

I can make a flat tower
If I take aluminum foil;
Then, I take a crayon,
And wrap the foil around it in a coil!

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I Can Make a Flat Tower, Part 6

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I can make a flat tower
If I build a ladder that climbs;
It will be just as fun
As collecting silver dimes!

I can make a flat tower
With tall braids of grass;
Then I can draw little stick men,
And, they can climb them if I let them pass.

I can make a flat tower
Out of a tube of cardboard;
If I cover it with cottonballs,
It won't be a hard board.

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I Can Make a Flat Tower, Part 5

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I can make a flat tower
Out of sponges I can squeeze;
If I glue it down quickly enough,
It won't blow away if I sneeze.

I can make a flat tower
If I make a house big; not small;
It will still be a tower
If I make it tall!

I can make a flat tower
If I build a mountain;
It can climb up to the sky
Like the water of a fountain!

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I Can Make a Flat Tower, Part 4

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Children's Poetry

I can make a flat tower
Out of pieces of ribbon in blue;
This will be so easy
And fun for me to do.

I can make a flat tower
If I have a tree;
Then I can make a ladder to the top;
Oh, how fun this will be!

I can make a flat tower
Out of plastic bubble strips;
If I ask my Mommy to help me cut them,
It will be easier than using paper clips!

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I Can Make a Flat Tower, Part 3

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I can make a flat tower
Out of a bunch of squares;
Then I can show my Daddy;
I know that he cares.

I can make a flat tower
Out of cottonballs;
Then, it will surely have a soft landing
If it ever falls.

I can make a flat tower
Out of a bunch of paper hearts;
This is not where the fun ends;
This is when it starts.

I can make a flat tower
Out of a stick of wood;
When I am finished,
My Mommy says, "I knew you could!"

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I Can Make a Flat Tower, Part 2

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Children's Poetry

I can make a flat tower
Out of rectangles made of paper.
I can use my own glue;
And I don't even need a stapler.

I can make a flat tower
Out of paper triangles;
I can even make a yarn rope
If I want a vine that dangles!

I can make a flat tower
Out of circles that I draw, cut, and glue;
After I have made it;
I'll show my Mother;
She'll like it, too!

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