Three Poems for Kids

by Gary R. Hess

Jack trips everyone.
When a child walks by,
he hopes they fall.

He doesn’t like kids.
He doesn’t like adults.
He doesn’t like anybody.

He sticks his leg out and hopes they fall
on their face or on their knees.
It doesn’t matter which, he’s still pleased.

Jack is happy when others are down.
He laughs and shouts
and hopes they pout.

Jack is often sad.
He doesn’t have many friends,
nor parties to attend.
He laughs and cries
while others ball out their eyes.
Jack is a bully and needs our help.

by Gary R. Hess

Silly cat, silly cat,
what have you done?
There’s no more food!
There’s no more drinks!
What did you do, Silly cat?

Silly cat ate.
Silly cat drank.
Silly cat broke all the plates.
Silly cat burnt all the steaks,
and ate them like pancakes.

by Gary R. Hess

My little sister was a hit,
when she got bit
and ran around quickly
for her life so briskly.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.