Monday, April 5, 2010


I've decided that the occasional poem would not be out of the spirit of my story themed blogging this month.


I climbed up the the two walls
to the ceiling today.
Mommy got mad
So I couldn't stay.

I jumped off the sofa
and the table and chairs.
I climbed to the top
And rolled down the stairs.

I wish there were steps
Leading up the back wall
So I could get up there
and feel ten feet tall.

I wish that my mommy
Would take a chill pill
Instead of expecting
For me to sit still.

Because I am a daredevil
That's the way it should be
It makes my mom nervous
For I am just three.

-Marjorie Napier


Watery Tart said...

This is a great little poem! I love it! I was a bit of a daredevil as a kid, too. Thing 2 got it a little--Thing 1 is shockingly cautious, considering who her parents are...

arlee bird said...

I remember those days with fondness. I'm not going to be straddling my way up between the walls and I guarentee you if I jump off anything my bones would probably crack. Kids sometimes seem indestructible.

Nice poem.
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This is just wonderful, I was expecting an adult daredevil this was so unexpected. Thanks for sharing.

Marjorie said...

@ Tami- Maybe thing 2 will show her daring in her career choice or something like that.

@ Lee- I never forget that they CAN get hurt. That's why I'm the uptight mom in this scenario.

@ Yvonne- I put in that picture to throw you all off. Ha!

Jen said...

Ooo daredevil I love it!!!! Wonderful poem!