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The Homework Race

I hate doing homework

It’s not very fun

But mom says I can’t watch TV

Until it is completely done


So with my pencil I scribble

Putting words on the page

Racing against the clock

Sweat dripping every which way


With only 15 minutes left

Before my favorite show

I hold my homework proudly up

And say, “Mom, here you go!”


She took a look, shook her head

And said, “No TV tonight

You may have done your homework

But you didn’t get a thing right!”

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Jump in Puddles!

On this rainy Saturday I sit inside
With nothing interesting to do
I dream of monkey bars and fast moving slides
Of skies sunny and blue

But blue is how I feel today
My spirit down in the dumps
With nothing more to really say
I might as well just have the mumps

The TV is on, but nothing is on
Morning cartoons have already passed
I wish the rain would just be gone
So I can go play outside at last

But then I get the brilliant plan
As I see mud puddles right outside
I could go outdoors and jump around
Maybe even lay on my belly and slide

Happily I dance in the rain
And hop in brown wet pools
My clothes begin to stain
And my body becomes real cool

Dad hollers for me to come indoors
For I will get a cold
I drag the wetness to the floors
And my, does my dad scold

The next day the sun came out
Warm, blue and bright
But I stay in and just pout
Because I got really sick that night

Inspired by: Neil Degrasse Tyson

Neil Degrasse Tyson: Okay, nothing thing—so if it’s raining out, there’s a big puddle—what do you want to do with that puddle?

Girl: Jump in it.

Tyson: You wanna jump in it… so do you parents let you jump in it?

Girl: Y-no.

Tyson: Well tell your parents Doctor Neil deGrasse Tyson said you should jump in the puddle.

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The Box of Lost Items

By: Vina Vo

On her birthday a magical box appeared
One she had never seen
In her room, by her bed, it stood still
Glowing a fluorescent green

Slowly she approached the mystery
With great caution and great care
What could it be? She wondered
What could be in there?

Reaching for the box’s flaps
She lifted them one by one
And what she saw inside of it
Left her pleasantly stunned

The box contained items
She had lost for all she knew
But how did they get in there?
This couldn’t possibly be true

She sorted through them gleefully
Looking at old socks, books, and toys
She found homework, pencils, and hairbands
Even some poems she wrote about boys

She found letters from friends
A sweater she forgot at the park
She even found a camping flashlight
The one she had dropped in the dark

So many wonderful treasures
All neatly packaged and tucked
She couldn’t wait to tell her mother
Of her incredible birthday luck

She ran to go find her
To share in this amazing surprise
She knew she didn’t really lose all those things
They were just hidden somewhere, in disguise

Reluctantly her mom came
To see what the fuss was for
But to the girl’s dismay
The box was gone, her items lost once more

For Judy

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Get Well Soon

By: Vina Vo

For Adam

I wish upon the stars
And I wish upon the moon
That you my dear friend
Will quickly get well soon

You may be feeling crummy
That things are going wrong
But I know you’ll get through it
Because you are brave and strong

Some days are harder than others
That is simply how things go
But brighter days are up ahead
Just give it some time to show

Remember that you are a fighter
With will as mighty as could be
And when that isn’t enough
Then you can always call on me

I will always have a joke handy
And even a compliment or two
Just keep your spirits up
You’ll soon be good as new

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The Kid Detective

By: Vina Vo

The cookies are missing

The culprit couldn’t have gone far

Who could have done it?

Who stole cookies from the cookie jar?


This is a case for The Kid Detective

The wisest detective around

The Kid Detective can solve any mystery

And make sure the cookies are safe and sound


The detective looks for fingerprints

But the lid has been wiped clean

The detective then uses a magnifying glass

To look closely at the scene


Crumbs on the floor

Creating a neat little trail

Leading the detective to the cookies

And finally the thief unveiled


“Aha!” cried the detective

“Mom, I knew it’d be you.”

“The no-dessert-before-dinner rule

Applies to you too!”

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Rex the Friendly Dinosaur

Rex was a friendly dinosaur
The friendliest one around
While other T-rexes were roaring loudly
He made the faintest of sounds

Rex loved to sing lullabies
And he especially loved to dance
While the others wanted to trample on things
Rex just loved to prance

Rex loved telling funny stories
And filling others with happiness and joy
And unlike the other T-rexes
Rex was great at sharing his toys

Rex loved pretty flowers
Especially ones in shades of pink
He would always give them away with a smile
And added an extra wink

He didn’t fit in with the other T-rexes
For they were scary and mean
They liked to cause fear in others
And that just wasn’t Rex’s scene

Rex was happy being himself
Because that was all he could be
So what if he was different?
Being yourself is key

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Beach Day!

Sand through my toes
Sunshine on my face
I love going to the beach
It is my favorite place

Sounds of ocean waves crashing
And seagulls overhead
I am so glad that I am here
And not  inside instead

I like playing in the water
And making sand castles on shore
And if I get hungry for a snack
I can make delicious s’mores

My least favorite part
Is having to leave for the day
I would stay here forever
If I had it my way