Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.
If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender com sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in!
Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.
Do a loony-goony dance 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.
She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew.
All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas Layin' In The Sun, Talkin' 'Bout The Things They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done... But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas All Ran Away And Hid From One Little Did.
Tell my I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and Wise Tell me I'm perfect-- But tell me the TRUTH.
Underneath my outside face There's a face that none can see. A little less smiley, A little less sure, But a whole lot more like me.
When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?
EARLY BIRD Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you’re a bird, be an early early bird-- But if you’re a worm, sleep late.
Anything is possible. Anything can be.
I know a way to stay friends forever, There's really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, And you do it.
... and she loved a boy very, very much-- even more than she loved herself.
The baby bat Screamed out in fright, 'Turn on the dark, I'm afraid of the light.
So I'm all of love that could make it today.
If there is a book you want to read but isn`t written yet,write it.
...I am writing these poems from inside a lion...
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.
Everything isn't everything
If you are a dreamer come in
So what if nobody came? I’ll have all the ice cream and tea, And I’ll laugh with myself, And I’ll dance with myself, And I’ll sing, “Happy Birthday to me!
And the tree was happy
If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!
Would you like to hear the night i bravely fought the- no? alright
And he didn't really know where he was going, but he did know he was going somewhere, because you really have to go somewhere, don't you?
Talked my head off Worked my tail off Cried my eyes out Walked my feet off Sang my heat out So you see, There's really not much left of me.
My beard grows down to my toes, I never wears no clothes, I wraps my hair Around my bare, And down the road I goes.
Although I cannot see your face As you flip these poems awhile, Somewhere from some far-off place I hear you laughing--and I smile.
I've found my missin' piece So grease my knees and fleece my bees I've found my missin' piece!
Once i spoke the language of the flowers,Once i undrestand each word the caterpillar said,Once i smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
Ricky was "L" but he's home with the flu, Lizzie, our "O," had some homework to do, Mitchell, "E" prob'ly got lost on the way, So I'm all of the love that could make it today.
We can't hold hands― Someone might see. Won't you please Hold toes with me?
ALICE She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME And she grew so tall, She ate from a plate called TASTE ME And down she shrank so small. And so she changed, while other folks Never tried nothin' at all.
Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest." And the boy did. And the tree was happy.
Teddy said it was a hat, So I put it on. Now dad is saying, "where the heck's the toilet plunger gone?
This boat that we just built is just fine - And don't try to tell us it's not The sides and the back are divine - It's the bottom I guess we forgot
Yes, I'm adopted. My folks were not blessed With me in the usual way. But they picked me, They chose me From all the rest, Which is lots more than most kids can say.
But all the magic I have known I've had to make myself.
He wasted his wishes on wishing.
...Just 'cause somethin' ain't been done Don't mean it can't be did...
And the boy loved the tree.......very much. And the tree was happy.
I didn't do it That's a lie I didn't do it No, not I I didn't do it Hear me cry I didn't do it Hope to die I didn't do it I'm not that bad But if I did... Would you be mad?
It's amazing the difference A bit of sky can make.
Rockabye Baby, in the treetop Dont you know a treetop is no safe place to rock? And who put you up there, and your cradle too? Baby, I think someone down here has got it in for you!
When I am gone what will you do? Who will write and draw for you? Someone smarter--someone new? Someone better--maybe YOU!
Whatever you are is all okay. I don't like you anyway.
Many leaves one tree
It's all the same to the clam.
There are no happy endings, endings are sad-so let's have a happy beginning and a happy middle.
Don’t know where he’s going but sees where he’s been.
Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece I'm lookin' for my missin' piece Hi-dee-ho, here I go, Lookin' for my missin' piece
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my toys will break. So none of the other kids can use 'em.... Amen.
How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ‘em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ‘em.
There is a place where the sidewalk ends.
If you're nasty, I won't fight. If you're rough, well that's just you. If you're mean, that's alright too. Whatever you are is all okay. I don't like you anyway.
Talked my head off Worked my tail off Cried my eyes out Walked my feet off Sang my heart out So you see, There's really not much left of me.
The Voice No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What's right for you - just listen to The voice that speaks inside.
I was hoping that perhaps I could roll with you..." "You cannot roll with me," said the Big O, "but perhaps you can roll by yourself.
I'd rather play tennis than go to the dentist. I'd rather play soccer than go to the doctor. I'd rather play Hurk than go to work. Hurk? Hurk? What's Hurk? I don't know, but it must be better than work.
I keep meeting all the right people At all the wrong times.
Sometimes I get so depressed 'Bout what I haven't done. -NEVER
I can be somebody's and still be my own.
Since my fried left me,I've got nothing to do but walking.I walk to forget.I walk,I escape,I get further.My friend will not come back,now I am a marathon man.
I believe that if you don’t want to do anything, then sit there and don’t do it, but don’t expect people to hand you a corn beef sandwich and wash your socks for you.
...In a world of apples and kisses and shoes He wasted his wishes on wishing.
We can't find the cat, We don't know where she's at, Oh, where did she go? Does anyone know? Let's ask this walking hat.
Ickle me, pickle me, tickle me too never returned to the world they knew and nobody knows what happened to dear ickle me, pickle me, tickle me too
I've discovered a way to stay friends forever - There's really nothing to it. I simply tell you what to do And you do it!
I'm Reginald Clark, I'm afraid of the dark So please do not close this book on me.
When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue and orange with lavender spots?
Anything can happen child, anything can be.
Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.
William tell, William tell, Take your arrow, grip it well, There’s the apple– – aim for the middle– – Oh well … you just missed by a little.
If I had a brontosaurus, I would name him Horace or Morris. But if suddenly one day he had A lot of little brontosauri- I would change his name to Laurie.
If you are a dreamer, come sit by my fire. For we have some flax-golden tales to spin; come in! Come in!
O Chid learn your ABZ's and memorize them well, and you shall learn to talk and speak and read and write and spel
Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind. Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute. Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.