Two Kids Poems (from Musea Vaults)

Here are two recent kids poems of mine that I’ll collectively call a ‘Tension Twosome’. (For more such kids poetry see my book “Moon Tea”)

SHOT OUT OF A CANNON

She is the woman
shot out of a cannon
that never came down
that never came down
 
it’s very uncommon
but life goes on and
crowds shift about
crowds shift about
 
tension smacks the atmosphere
a little bit here a little bit there
‘seems not right that she’d disappear’…
 
and never come down
and never come down/
 
A ROW OF DRAGONS
there was a row of dragons
on each side of the canal
as our little sailboat
slowly floated by
 
taller than any redwood trees
scaly with watery eyes
not a word was said as we
slowly floated by
 
as each was passed his head did turn
their maws were open wide
and saliva drooled off their fangs as we
slowly floated by
 
near the end the last in line
let out a roar of fire
baying his head toward the Moon as we
slowly floated by
 
they backed away as if one nerve
controlled the entire line
and left us there to wonder as we
slowly floated by ….
 
c. Tom Hendricks 2005

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: