by Sadie McCann, Age 5
A poem is writing,
Coloring pictures of Bratz.
A poem is a baby,
A carriage, a bassinet, a nie nie,
A soother, a blanket, a name.
A poem is a big sister helping a
Little sister. She changes their diapers,
She can feed her baby food, she can
Put on her clothes.
A poem is like a Mom who helps
Out. A Mom turns off the TV when
We do our homework. A Mom calls
You to have a milk bath.
A poem is like a Dad. A Dad yells
At us, if we’re not cleaning up.
When we’re doing something, he tells
Us to eat.
A poem is like an Aunt. Our Aunt comes
Over when our Mom tells her to come over.
An Aunt helps us clean up. An Aunt plays
with us. An Aunt gives us piggy backs.
A poem is like my grandmother,
A grandmother gives us money
For Christmas and New Years.
A Grandmother teaches us
Chinese. ”Gung hey fa choy,” that
Means hand over the money.
A poem is like my grandfather,
He gives us food to eat when we
Go over our grandfather’s house.
A grandfather gives us presents.
A poem is like a family and
I love my family.