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I dreamt about an Easter egg;

     In fact, a special one.

It had a face, and hands and feet

    And, oh, it was such fun!

 

It danced around upon my bed;

    Then played upon the floor.

I followed as he went downstairs

    And out through my front door.

 

He tried to cross the busy road

     But I grabbed him by the arm

For I didn’t want my special egg

     To come to any harm.

 

'Take me home and open me,'

       His little voice then cried.

'And you will find a special gift

       Awaiting you inside.'

 

I took him home and gently laid

      The egg upon a dish.

I carefully pulled it open wide

     And there I found  . . . . .  a wish.

 

I’ll tell you what I wished for

     And I hope that it comes true:

That you will have, the same as me,

     A happy Easter too.

 

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TEACHERS:  Please get your children to write: Google JOSIE'S POEMS on the corner of their books.  I made my website at the request of children so that they could hear/read my poems at home again, after class, plus many others too hopefully.  Listening to and reading poetry is so important for children's literacy.  Poetry performance is, also, for spoken English.  If your children would like to perform a poem and film it, I'll gladly link to your website.  If they'd like to illustrate a poem, send the best one to me and we'll put it on the website for them.  I make skype visits too.   Children's Poetry Corner  and Potentially Poetical (2)

 

This poem was published in 2010.

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Teach your children a little about the metre in this poem and let them practise it themselves - here and here

Try: The Princess and the Pea

Written in iambic heptameter, ie 7 iambic feet over 2 lines:  i AM i AM i AM etc.  Where are they? That YOU will HAVE, the SAME as ME, a HAPpy EASter TOO.  Look for more.