Childhood Treasure #1

This morning I decided to hunt for a particular picture. I didn’t find it, but I did find a few “childhood treasures”. I’ve selected a few to share with you over the next few weeks as I think they were pretty good “finds”.

This first one just might be my favorite. You’ll have to look closely, but this is a sample of my poetry and art skills. I think it was pretty apparent from an early age that I sorely lacked artisitic ability. I’m going to type my poem for you so that you can see just what inspired me back then:

My Pencil

I had a pretty pencil.

It was very red.

But when I started writing,

I had a broken led.

I wondered what I could do.

I was really feeling blue.

I asked Sandra, “do you have a pencil I can borrow?”

She said, “No, not today, maybe tomorrow.”

And here’s my nonsense rhyme:


The dog tried to talk.

Pretty amazing, right? Here’s the doozie……these poems were written in the 4th grade. Yep 4th grade. I shudder to think that that was the best I could come up with!


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    Yes, my name is Arizona says

    Actually, I think its a darn good poem! Very creative!! But then again, I really like pencils.

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    Are You Serious! says

    ♥ I remember dreading poem time in school. Something I really stink at! BIG TIME! So I admire anyone that can bring a poem toghether! 🙂

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    Laurie M. says

    I thought that the poem was pretty good. I couldn’t even do that well right now, let alone back in 4th grade!

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    Laurie says

    I love them! You don’t even want to see what I came up with in the fourth grade. I was supposed to write a book, It was around christmas, the only thing I could come up with was to illustrate the song C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. you have more creativity in your pinky than I do in my whole right arm. Yes, I am right handed, it is so sad. My kids will definitely have to go to Daddy for help in that dept.:)

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    Crazymamaof6 says

    you are kidding me! that is fabulous! i only hope my kids could come up with something half as good. and in 4th grade. fabulous! i hated writing poetry or any creative writing.

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    Laura says

    I am amazed you have things to find. I don’t think I do and I would certainly conside these things a treasure. I think these poems are sweet and real.

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    latree says

    you were born to write.
    it’s simple but very good, you were 4th grade…
    I don’t use rhymes when I write poems, I like something a little mess up.

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    Shannon says

    That is too funny! I am so glad that I don’t have any of that stuff in my posession. I think mine would be worse!

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    Casey's trio says

    Ummmm yah…I remember having to write a bunch of different types of poems for a creative writing class in high school and since I am not creative at all, they probably sounded much like “Bippity, dippity dalk!”

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    girlytwins says

    So funny. I only used yellow pencils back in the day so mine surely would have been much duller 🙂

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    Stephanie says

    oh so much better than I could do TODAY! Poetry is not my thing. These I can comprehend!!! My understanding of poetry sticks with Shel Silverstein!

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    Cecily R says

    I have a 4th grader. I spend a lot of time in the 4th grade helping teachers. Trust me when I say I think your poems are about right on. 🙂 Hey, at least you understood basic rhyming and rhythm!

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