I found a quarter on the sidewalk. Boy, am I excited! I’m feeling mighty, mighty rich and I don’t plan to hide it.

I think I’ll buy a baseball. Hmmmm. I don’t have quite enough. Instead I’ll buy a rag doll. Boy, this shopping stuff is tough.

Okay, I’ll buy a pizza. No, I’m still a little shy. How ’bout a bag of onion rings? Well, it was worth a try.

I’ve searched for half the day now for one thing I can afford, and now I have to tell you that I’m growing rather bored.

I guess I’ll buy some gumballs so that I can finally end it. It’s amazing how long a quarter lasts when you can’t afford to spend it.

Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019

 

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY ARDEN DAVIDSON

Illustration by Kseniya Shagieva

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Optimism

1. The kid in this poem doesn’t find it easy to spend their quarter as it’s not enough for a lot of the things they’d like to buy. But they still end up with something very valuable. What do you think it is?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ MORE POEMS FROM THE SAME AUTHOR?

Whats Weird About a Mirror by Arden Davidson Storyberries Publishing

What’s Weird About A Mirror: 101 Curious Poems

written by Arden Davidson and published by Storyberries.

It’s a long-awaited, hilarious collection of children’s poems by poet Arden Davidson, and includes topics ranging from a snoring grandma to a six-footed camel to reflections on the weirdness of mirrors.