Step into the cafe ~ poem

It’s time this poem was shown the light of day again… inspired by a cafe menu made by our little girl, then about 3/4 (now 6 !)

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Step into the cafe

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Step into the café,

And pull up a pew.

There’s something for me,

There’s something for you.

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It’s all listed here,

From left to right.

Just choose what you fancy,

If you’d like a quick bite.

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Our daughter asked me to spell

The words that you see,

Then wrote them herself

Easy as A, B, C…

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Now here’s the tricky part,

Nothing rhymes with orange, instead

We’ll choose a staple,

How about bread!

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There’s apple, sweetcorn,

Carrot, cucumber, grapes.

Not forgetting the milk

For those delicious shakes.

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Thanks for popping by

Our little girl’s café,

Leave a tip and next time

You’ll be offered a latte!…

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And here it is in its full glory! (without overlays!)

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Has your little one done something similar lately?  Have you got fond memories of your child doing something like this?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

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“Pretty post-its and pencils” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Pretty post-its and pencils ~ a poem

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When my Mum and Dad upcycled my cot,

There was not one tiny detail that they forgot;

More holes were drilled in the legs to ensure

The top could be lifted to last me past four…

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There was space for my pen pots, for sellotape, and for glue

And paper a-plenty to make pictures for you.

My imagination station’s a place just for me,

To potter, to write, to develop literacy…

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And let’s not forget my maths and my sums,

Times-tables, number bonds ~ numeracy’s such fun!

I’ve made cards for my friends and my family too,

And even pets’ birthdays, they can’t read them, mind you!

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With paper, pens, pencils always ready for me,

My Imagination Station’s the place to be!

On an ipad or a tablet you can tap, touch and swipe,

But nothing beats paper, so don’t believe the hype!

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Yes technology’s great in this cyber age

But there’s something ’bout writing a story page by page…

We’ve even made paper, I learnt how to at school,

It sits on my desk, next to my very own pink rule…

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What I mean to say is that there are no rules,

With pretty post-its and pencils, my imaginative tools…

Creativity has no bounds, it’s true,

With mine, I’m never stuck for something to do…

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

The story behind the poem: I happened upon this little arrangement on our little girl’s desk.  I thought how pretty the bits and pieces looked randomly among her other creative tools!

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“Thinking Outside the Box” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

“Thinking Outside the Box”

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I’m faced with a challenge,

What should I do?

Looking round for an answer,

I haven’t a clue…

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The box shows a picture

Of a quaint little place,

As I take a look at my

Team mate’s expectant face…

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We unpack the box,

There’s pieces galore!

The instructions are spread

All over the floor…

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We build the base first

With that piece and this,

With a click and a push

There’s something amiss…

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I break the news gently

That something is lacking,

That we’ll send it back

And that someone needs sacking!…

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But no problem, no worries,

No stress, don’t you see?

Says my team mate of 6 years,

My child prodigy…

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We can build our own thing,

With these here building blocks,

We’ll be creative;

We’ll think outside of the box!

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

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“It’s a nice thing to do!” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

“It’s a nice thing to do!”

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Excitement is building, Christmas is here,

Our little girl’s smiling, she’s got an idea…

With a box, some paper, felt tips and some glue

She’s making a present ’cause, “it’s a nice thing to do!”

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So who is it for, this personal piece?

My parents, my sister or a lucky niece?

There’s no doubt about it, she’s having fun

Making a present for a special someone…

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As she finishes up, she tells me, “it’s done!”

And ta-da! This present is second to none…

It’s for Santa Claus, Father Christmas or is it Saint Nick?

The man in the red suit.  What’s his name? Take your pick!

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It doesn’t matter who’s name’s on the gift tag, you see

What matters is the idea to give lovingly.

She set to, making something straight from her heart

She gave her time and her effort… what great things to impart!

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

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