Everyone lined up to read their poems. Excitement was high and the poetry was wonderful. There was a lot of peeping and wing flapping throughout, and everyone had a very good time. Melanie, read her poems last, because she was the star.
Below are a smattering of poems that were read on stage.
I don’t understand
why humans are always fighting
everyone at The Coop
including our guests
come in all colors
shapes and sizes
we all love each other
what’s wrong with humans
Halloween can be scary
but it’s okay if you want to
close your eyes sometimes
because when you open them later
the scary stuff is usually gone
and if it’s not
you can always go and stand
next to your sister
I love the Healing Bunnies
because they make everyone feel better
and they are warm and fuzzy
in a way that chicklets aren’t
they smell good too
and they let us play with their ears
if they aren’t too busy
I like to hang out in the kitchen
before the parties
because there are always so many
special treats being made
when I get bigger I want to be a chef
and have a baking show of my own
I’ll use a lot of corn
everyone will like that
being a dog
at The Coop
I get a lot of pets
hugs and kisses
I give the chicklets rides
they like to sleep on me
and I don’t mind
because they are like
feathery balls of love
I’m going to be a ballerina
or a journalist
I haven’t really decided yet
my mom said
I have to go to school first
but I’m not sure why
And the grand finale…two poems by MELANIE!!!!
Jeffery is a precocious pinto bean
Agnes makes a terrific tambourine
Ivan amazes as a time machine
Little Lily is an adorable tangerine
Watch them bouncing on the trampoline!
I bet it’s the first time you’ve ever seen
A rhyming costume party for Halloween!
is that a mouse squeaking?
is that the floor boards creaking?
do you hear the leaves that crackle?
as the witches darkly cackle?
is that the hoot of an owl?
and is that the wind that howls?
it might be scary, but don’t you scream
it’s just the sounds of Halloween!
We all hoe you enjoyed the readings. Thank you.