Children's Poems by Kids

Silly Coocoo Clock
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A while back my children heard me talking about the poetry contest on HubPage. All three got very excited and begged me to let them submit a poem or two. Of course I couldn't tell them no, so I told them to make me some poems and we would type them up, choose photos and publish them together. The little two (6 and 7) got bored with the idea and never did give me a completed poem. If I ever get the other poems I will add them here. However, my 10 year old loved the idea and pounded out a couple poems right away. This is what she came up with:


Our coocoo clock is weird

It goes coo coo, choo choo, goo goo, moo

Sometimes it goes moo moo, goo goo, choo choo, coo

Guess what? It's two!


Poems, poems, poems

Poems everywhere.

Poems, poems, poems,

Poems floating in the air.

Poems, poems, poems,

Poems can be read anywhere!

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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

Your daughter already writes as well as many of us here :D I applaud her use of onomatopoeia and her repeating rhyme patterns are very rhythmic and musical. Thanks for sharing her works with us!

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Thank you RedElf! I will add a third poem once it's read at a graduation tomorrow :) I will show my daughter this comment and she will just die with happiness.

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

This is so very sweet! She is a wonderful poetess!

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Ardie, your girl looks promising. Who wrote this, the one who can draw or another girl?

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

These are wonderful poems. I can't wait to see the third one added here after graduation.

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hi Vinaya! The one who can draw and who I interviewed for last night's Hub :D Thank you

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Ardie--Ditto on RedElf's comment. Your daughter created some fun-to-read poems!

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Creative and fun poems! Voted UP for your shortest hub ever!! :))

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

WOW what great poems sweet daughter of Ardie!. You are awesome! I hope your mom will let you write some more as you have alot of talent..I have a strange coo coo clock too and you are right there are poems everywhere! Thank you for letting your mom share your work. Great Job!!!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hello Audrey and thank you! I can already imagine her smile when she sees this :D

JAS - thanks for coming in! I will add the other poem tomorrow evening. I was most impressed with it...she worked for 3 days.

Victoria Lynn, thank you! They are playful, eh? :)

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hi Sunshine hahah thanks for the vote - I keep hoping it doesnt get a warning before I add to it tomorrow evening!

Sunnie :) Aaaw thats such a sweet comment! I will let her answer when she sees it.

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Haunty 4 years ago from Hungary

You're daughter writes like my favorite poets do, Ardie.

Bette, if you read this, know that you're one of my faves now and I expect more! :D

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hi Haunty! She WILL read this - and I will be sure to tell her you have excellent taste in poets too :)

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teaches12345 4 years ago

I love your poem. We have a cuckoo clock that is about 30 years old and we enjoy the timely appearance and cuckoos. This brings a smile to my face as well. Great writing!

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Welcome teachers12345, Thanks for reading! My parents have a cuckoo clock too and I always loved hearing it - I really missed it when I moved out. Im glad you liked this :)

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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Erm excuse me Mrs P I thought you were supposed to do the work, not use child labour to get the job done. Even so I can't wait to see the 3rd poem added. Kids make us really proud.

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Oh PCC now you sound like Haunty! He said he cant compete with my daughter and that's NOT what he signed up for. So fine - I wont cheat again and you both are one up on me :P hahah

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Haunty 4 years ago from Hungary

Well, I only meant that to be funny, and maybe as a compliment to Bette. Also, I'm on the side of using everything you can get your hands on to win the race - even child labor. The end justifies the means. ;)

Sorry for the typo in my previous comment. I joked about that once so it was bound to happen to me.

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Thank you schoolgirlforreal!! :)

Haunty, I didnt even notice the typo hahah Im sure I've made them on other hubs too. And I admit Im not afraid to use child labor!!!!!!

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

You have a wonderful daughter who is and will be a writer and a mathematician.

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

this is a great poem for a ten year girl, just like her mom...

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Howdy writer20, thank you! She makes me so proud just by being her :D Can you imagine the types of poems a mathematician will write? ahahha

Hello sweet raci - thank you so much!

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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hi Ardie - that is really cute:) I love it when my girls write poems too - I need to put them in a book and start making sure I keep them together. Up and everything Your girl is a whiz and there isn't anything she can't do already!

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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Bette I love your poems and I can't wait to read the 3rd one. My Nan used to have a coocoo clock and I loved to hear it.

You have real talent just like your lovely Mom

You got my votes

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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

A pretty little ditty, well done to your daughter and that dang cuckoo clock. lol

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hi RHW, I really should start a book of the poems too :) I can scrapbook them so I have the writing in their sloppy words and with their own illustrations. My girl is pretty neat but one thing she can't do? Clean. Yup, you heard it here - the child is a PIG

Hi Rosemay! Bette says thank you very much and have a good day. Hahah I dont know...she's so formal, eh? And then I explained what votes are and she got all excited! Thanks for reading :)

Hello molometer :) Thanks from the daughter AND the dang cuckoo clock - neither of them ever say or do what they're expected to.

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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

This was very cute. It is good to teach children things of talent and creativity at an early age. You can tell the interest a child has in any subject by their enthusiasm.

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makusr 4 years ago from India

Ardie your daughter knows the essence of good things. KISS-Keep It Simple & Short. Love and hug to her.


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

Awesome indeed

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Your daughter definetly has the flair for poetry. Just wonderful and creative.

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

What a wonderful little writer! We all know she gets her talent from her Mama! This is as cute as can be!

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hi zzron!! Its great to see you in here. I agree with you. And here I always thought my kids were just hyper but it turns out they are just very excited about life. And I don’t stifle that – I encourage it.

Hello makusr :) I love KISS! Sometimes when I get talking I probably need to remember that saying. I will give love and hugs to her, thanks!!

Hello ubanichijioke, I’ve been wondering where you went. I haven’t seen anything from you lately. Thanks for your kind words.

Gypsy Rose, the lady with my favorite name! Thank you so much for your sweet words. Would you believe this was the kid I had to bribe to sit down and write a letter to her cousin out of state? Oy, you never know what to expect.

Hi Tammy :D Thank you and thank you for your super sweet words! Of course I think she’s perfect but I do tend to be a little biased. It was good seeing you!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I like these. The line "poems poems poems" is especially profound :-)

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Haha PDX, she IS a very bright kid...what can I say?! She prefers the poetry style known as "repetitus"

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