Another Children’s Rhyming Poem

One Day in the Shade

One day in the shade

Of a Tickletoe Tree

I thought how funny

The world would be

If we saw with our ears

Tasted with toes

Smelled with our eyes

And touched with our nose

If chairs sat on people

Or floated off floors

We walked on walls

And slept on doors

If red and green

Were switched around

Would traffic lights

Be upside down?

If the sea was sand

And the sand was sea

Would fish have feet

And where would we be?

All day in the shade

Of a Tickletoe Tree

I think how funny

The world would be












About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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22 Responses to Another Children’s Rhyming Poem

  1. quiall says:

    That was wonderful! I love a little whimsy!

  2. This poem has tickled my fancy. ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. Ann Koplow says:

    I love it here in the shade. Thanks, Russ.

  4. russtowne says:

    Thank you, Ann. Perhaps some day you’ll have time to stay and slurp some Burzleberry Tea with me. Slurping it is considered the correct way to drink it, and it is never sipped. Burzleberry Tea tastes especially good in the shade of Tickletoe Trees. I learned those important facts and so much more from Clyde.

  5. ksbeth says:

    fantastical. it never hurts to tickle your fancy.

  6. A little topsy turvy childhood twist would be fun!!! 🙂

  7. Mustang.Koji says:

    What a splendid kid’s poem. I can hear the class giggling while they listen!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your kind comment, Koji. I’d love to hear of my work being read to classes. I know that one or more of my Clyde & I series of children’s books have been read to students in the UK. I’m always delighted to hear such things.

  8. utesmile says:

    Lovely poem and so easy to read aloud! Russ, you are at your best again!

  9. Adorable! I’d love to see this one illustrated!

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