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My name is Jackie Clayton. I live in the great state of Texas in the wonderful city of San Antonio.

I was blessed to be the mother of three sons, and now 5 grandchildren.

 As a single parent for many years, I found my niche. Not only could I stay home and be a full time mom, I made a good living for us as well!

I started slowly, and over time, in fact for 20 years, I turned our house into an  Home Child Care / Learning Center.

During that time I got a degree in child development. One of the most rewarding class for me was creative writing for children. It was surprising to me that people would respond so to the little poems and jingles I would write! My frist book was 'THE TIMID NETWORKER'S HANDBOOK TO SUCCESS".

Writing children's stories for pleasure may now turn in to writing for profit, as I am currently  working towards publishing my first book!  

Enjoy a few of the poems here and look for more to come!

Thank you EVERYONE who has written to me here. Your words mean a lot and the encouragement has given me the willingness to branch off for even more creative works!

 

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  • It Was Nighter
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    It Was Nighter

    19 months ago

    Writing poems and stories for children in rhyme can be so fun, rewarding and challenging. Children love reading and listening to stories and poems with rhyming words. What I do not understand is why publishers shy...

  • My Lucky Charm
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    My Lucky Charm

    3 years ago

    There ARE messages of hope!

  • The Mermaid Vidalena
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    The Mermaid Vidalena

    5 years ago

    It is known both far and wide From sea to shining sea A mermaid’s song can call to you How enchanting it can be You know the "Little Mermaid" With long, red flowing hair But did you know her evil twin...

  • Ruff
    4

    Ruff

    5 years ago

    Johnny got a puppy the day that he turned four The cutest little puppy that you would just adore “What kind of puppy is this?’ Uncle Chuck wanted to know “He’s cute as he can be –...

  • To Lie and Cheat and Steal
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    To Lie and Cheat and Steal

    6 years ago

    Children, here’s a lesson That you may not have known Some things you do when you are small You may still do when you’re grown To lie and cheat and steal Is never any good You may...

  • Can You Hear the Thunder
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    Can You Hear the Thunder

    6 years ago

    Can you hear the thunder? Can you hear the winds? The sky is getting darker now Before the rain begins Lightning bolts across the sky The trees begin to sway The rain begins to fall so hard I...

  • The Black Box … Those Were the Days …
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    The Black Box … Those Were the Days …

    6 years ago

    Years ago when I started an English course at San Antonio College, I immediately panicked when the instructor informed the class that our 10 page research paper would not be accepted unless it was typed, double spaced,...

  • The Tired Tire
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    The Tired Tire

    6 years ago

    Round and round and round I go I seem to never stop “I want to rest. I want to sleep. Maybe I’ll just POP!” “Have you ever wondered,” The fat black tire said, ...

  • Optical Illusions for Kids
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    Optical Illusions for Kids

    6 years ago

    What you think you’re looking at May not always be true Cause sometimes when you’re looking You eyes play tricks on you They’re called Optical Illusions And they can trick your eyes ...

  • The Witch Which Is
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    The Witch Which Is

    6 years ago

    The witch which is in the house next door Is nicer than the man before She dresses like it’s Halloween In the best costumes you’ve ever seen The old man who was living there Was mean and...

  • What One Little Comma Can Do
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    What One Little Comma Can Do

    6 years ago

    On my way to work this morning I started thinking about the lowly, little comma. Yep, little, but might! It is amazing how one tiny , on a page can change a meaning, a thought, possibly a life, or even the after...

  • Private Keep Out
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    Private Keep Out

    6 years ago

    “No Girls Allowed” the big sign said And “Private” and “Keep Out!” This is just a boys fort Girls, go away, I shout! Tim and Jack and Joe and me We talked and we...

  • DONT MAKE A SOUND
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    DONT MAKE A SOUND

    6 years ago

    Quietly – Quietly – Quietly Through the grass I stalk I’m lurking in the shadows Where the unsuspecting walk Silently – so silently I sneak up on my prey It...

  • WHATS MT PRESENT
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    WHATS MT PRESENT

    6 years ago

    Yesterday I was three Now today I’m four Mom said my birthday present’s Waiting for me at the store She said we have to hurry Cause it is getting late My birthday party’s in a...

  • The Most Unlikely Friends
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    The Most Unlikely Friends

    2 years ago

    I can’t believe what I just saw Walking down the street It was tall and blue and purple And it had great BIG feet! From far away I heard it It made an awful noise! It sounded to my ears like ...

  • The Shrinking House
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    The Shrinking House

    6 years ago

    I'm living in a shrinking house Where everything gets smaller Mom said it's not the house But me. I'm just getting taller The kitchen counter way up high Is where my mom will cook Today if I stretch...

  • It Make Sense
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    It Make Sense

    6 years ago

    My Dad gave me a penny. That was all I got. One stinkin little Penny? “That’s not much.” I thought. “Hang on to that and watch it grow, You just wait and see.” ...

  • If I could do it again
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    If I could do it again

    6 years ago

    Sitting in his rocking chair I heard my Grandpa say “Ya know what Sport …” he said to me “I remember back in the day …” I saw him close his big blue eyes A smile...

  • MY NEW PUPPY
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    MY NEW PUPPY

    6 years ago

    Grandpa Mick came by today And handed me a puppy He’s black and white with a cold nose I think I’ll name him Lucky Dad shook his head and Mom said “No!” Then Gramps said, with a...

  • WHAT WAS THAT NAME?
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    WHAT WAS THAT NAME?

    6 years ago

    Years ago my friends sister, Carol Lee Thompson, married Mike Water. It was not a match made in Heaven, so the marriage soon ended. When she started dating again, her new beau was David Faucett. We teased her that if...

  • IT SHOULD NOT HURT TO BE A CHILD
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    IT SHOULD NOT HURT TO BE A CHILD

    6 years ago

    They say it should not hurt to be a child, so more and more in today's society we adults take that as a literal statement. We all too often go out of our way to 'protect' our children, when in fact for the child, it may...

  • The Box Upon The Beach
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    The Box Upon The Beach

    6 years ago

    As I was walking down the beach I saw something in the sand It was a shiny box of gold Oh my! That box was grand! The box was glowing in the sun And I wondered what to do This box would make a lovely gift So...

  • The Good Old Drive
    1

    The Good Old Drive

    6 years ago

    The beat up old red pick-up truckSits in my Grandpa's yardHe said that we could fix it upIf we did, it would be hard He gave us both a bucketTo wash it first, like newOnce we got the dirt offReal problems came to view...

  • IN THE GARDEN
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    IN THE GARDEN

    6 years ago

    In the quiet of the afternoonJust my doll and meWe go out to the gardenAnd sit underneath a tree The flowers smell so prettyThey are all in bloomIt's such a lovely way To spend the afternoon And if I'm real...

  • Holding a Star
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    Holding a Star

    6 years ago

    Twinkle, twinkle little star Why are you so very far?   In the night sky you are grand I want to hold you in my hand   But you're far off and way up high And I can't get into the sky   The best...

  • MY LITTLE SISTER
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    MY LITTLE SISTER

    6 years ago

    I love my little sister She goes everywhere with me She's cute and smart and laughs a lot Mom says she's just like me Together we play dress up And have tea partys too In the meadow we pick flowers Red,...

  • The Laughing Bug
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    The Laughing Bug

    6 years ago

     I can’t go to school today Mom says I must stay home The Laughing Bug just got me He attacked my funny bone! It started with a tickle And then a he-he-he And then before I knew it That bug got...

  • Mixed Up Colors
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    Mixed Up Colors

    6 years ago

    Colors they are everywhere Red and green and blue There’s yellow and there’s black and white Just to name a few   Do you know where orange comes from Or what red and blue will get? Mix...

  • Ricky I Wanna
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    Ricky I Wanna

    5 years ago

    I wanna ball! I wanna bat! I wanna a pony too! “I can’t take you anywhere.” Mom says, “This just won’t do.” I wanna kite! I wanna drum! I want that thing up high! ...

  • My Best Friend and Me
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    My Best Friend and Me

    5 years ago

    We are playing dress up And it’s plain to see That hat looks good on you This skirt looks good on me Look at these shoes! And what a surprise The necklace I wanted Is just the right size! ...

  • You're It!
    1

    You're It!

    6 years ago

    Hiding in the bushes Where no one else can see We’re playing Hide and Seek And no one will find me Sue was standing with eyes closed Counting 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 We all took off a running So in the...

  • Creeper Crawler
    1

    Creeper Crawler

    6 years ago

    Creeping crawling everywhere Low ... across the floor I can peak in the window And a crack between the door What is the creeping crawling? My fear I just can’t shake Mom was working in her garden ...

  • Toot-Toot-Toot
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    Toot-Toot-Toot

    6 years ago

    We just moved from the city To the country, open wide At night I hear strange noises Under my covers I do hide! There is a noise that’s far away I hear it from my bed I hear a toot - toot - tooting ...

  • The Monster Hunt
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    The Monster Hunt

    6 years ago

    We are looking for the monster That gave us such a fright The noise we heard woke me and Sue We stayed up half the night We know that there’s no monsters In the light, during the day But to keep the...

  • Quite Quit Quiet
    2

    Quite Quit Quiet

    6 years ago

      Mom got real mad at me Said " Son now this is it! I’ve told you once and twice now So you’d just better quit"   I got in trouble once again Sis thought it was a riot ...

  • The Bus Stop Blues
    1

    The Bus Stop Blues

    7 years ago

    At last I woke up early And jumped out of my bed I brushed my teeth and combed my hair "I’m NOT late!" I said I ran right past the kitchen There’s no time to eat today This is my chance...

  • The Wishing Star
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    The Wishing Star

    6 years ago

    Once upon a time in the dark night sky a star twinkled far above the earth. Everyone knew that this was a very special star. A wishing Star. Star light. Star bright. First star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I...

  • There's an Earthquake?
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    There's an Earthquake?

    7 years ago

    Growing up in Alaska was quit an adventure! Every winter we saw ice and snow by the tons. Long dark days and nights. Wind so strong it was all but impossible to even stand outside. As harsh as the long cold...

  • Hubpage Is Number One
    3

    Hubpage Is Number One

    6 years ago

    This "Hubbing" is all new to me I hear Hubpage is # 1 I don't know what I'm doing yet But I'm having lots of fun! I'd never heard of "Hubbing" But Pat said "Take a look." He...

  • WHERE'S MY MOTHER
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    WHERE'S MY MOTHER

    7 years ago

    A baby caterpillar Climbed up and down the tree Looking for his mother. Oh where, where can she be? Around and down and up again In every little nook Searched high and low He called, he yelled Where else...

  • LET'S GO SWIM
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    LET'S GO SWIM

    7 years ago

    One little hippo Wondering what to do Met a friend at the swimming hole. Then there were two. Two little hippos As happy as can be. They jumped in, to their surprise, Popped out hippo number three. ...

  • At Last I'm Here
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    At Last I'm Here

    7 years ago

    Well, hello world, at last I'm here. The wait seemed oh so long. I'm tiny, just a few hours old, But will soon grow tall and strong. Is that you Mom? I can't quit see. My sights not very clear. But listen, I...

  • The Happy Snowman
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    The Happy Snowman

    7 years ago

    Wondering what he would like the most Winter day or going to the coast. Thinking he'd rather be warm as toast. Off to the beach he will go. How can a snowman go traveling? Made of snow he started a'melting. ...

  • BABY TEETH BLUES
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    BABY TEETH BLUES

    2 years ago

    When I was just a baby I had a toothless grin I drank my milk and ate my food A tiny tooth grew in First 1, then 2, then 3 and 4 My smile was quite a sight My baby teeth were growing in I could grin and snap and...

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