Thursday, May 17, 2018

Oops - I forgot again - Whimsical Wednesday on Thursday

Let's see what's up this week from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems. Chapter 9 - Advice.  


          The Early Bird
              by John Ciardi

          The early bird - so I have read -
          Gets the worm. I stay in bed
          And put myself in the worm's shoes.
          Had it stayed in for one more snooze
          And then a second, then a third,
          By then, would not the early bird
          Have gone to feed the early cat?
          I take a worm's eye view of that.
          Why get up early just to start
          The day as bird food? Call that smart?
          Ask any worm and it will say,
          "Being eaten spoils my day!"
          Getting out of bed too soon
          Spoils mine. Call me at noon.


(And that is the last chapter of the book. I know you all have enjoyed these. I can safely recommend this book to anyone - child or adult. It is available as an e-book or hardcover if you would like to treat yourself or someone you know.)