A collection of funny poetry and sketches that is meant to be read with your entire family. Get ready to laugh..a lot!
Not Gonna Write Poems: A Poetry Book for All the Non Poets is a collection of whimsical and delightful poems that are meant to be read with your entire family. The book’s poems deal with a wide variety of subjects. from homework to snoring to “Whatever Happened to Superman?” Sketches by the author and his young daughter, Jessica, enhance the poems’ words. This book introduces children to the world of poetry with funny and insightful verses. Children are inspired to discover poetry, to laugh, and perhaps to write poetry themselves. So grab a copy and enjoy the 78 delightfully humorous poems along with the many drawings with your family.
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor
In Not Gonna Write Poems. you will read poetry inspired by Shel Silverstein. Each poem will awaken your imagination as you not only read and see the illustrations depicting the poem, but trying to get into the head of the author behind the inspiration of the poem can be fun as well.
I’ll tell you my story if you’ve got a minute or two.
It starts off just right, as most stories do,
I met my future bride as we waited on line.
We knew it was love when we drank the same wine.
We grew closer day by day, did almost everything as one.
She finished my sentences with a skill second to none.
We laughed and had fun each and every day,
So I thought to myself let’s get married in May.
After three years of heavenly bliss,
We made it official, sealed our bond with a kiss.
We said our “I dos” on the first day in May.
It was quite a show, all happy and gay.
We then bought our dream home at last.
We bought some new things, kept some things from the past.
We unpacked our belongings from morning to night\.
It was hard work but it was all right.
So at the end of our first day in our love shack,
My wife said, "Take a load off your feet, just go relax.
I’ve got your dinner and dessert covered with ease."
And she went to work with her apron put on
As I was left to do as I please.
After forty five minutes,
My lovely bride called out to me.
She said, "Close your eyes, just take my hand.
I’ve got a surprise for you that’s really grand."
So I licked my lips, and followed her lead,
My stomach growling waiting to be pleased,
My mouth salivating and ready to chew,
My nose trying to sniff for a clue.
So she finally took her hands away from my eyes,
And I have to say what I saw
Made my blood cold as ice.
‘Cause I was expecting a feast as a prize,
But instead what I got
Was a heaping, hot bowl filled with ticks and rice.
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