I love to give things names. I think I’ll call you Hal. I’ll also call your sweater Fred and your umbrella, Big Al.

I can’t stop naming things. I name everything I see. My baseball’s name is Sherman and my bat’s named Woe S. Me.

My shoes are Brett and Bart. My socks are Rick and Rack. My jeans are Walkin’ Willie and my T-shirt’s named Bo Jack.

My eyes are Moose and Juice. My feet are Stan and Fran. I name everything I see and I name everything I can.

When my sis says pass the salt, I say, “Don’t you mean Michelle?” When my brother wants my jacket, I say, “Don’t you mean Miguel?”

Finally, the other day, my mother sat me down. She said, “You must stop naming everything you see in town.”

I promised I would stop it. Then I named her necklace Bud. So now I have a new name of my own….

MUD!

 

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

Creativity

  1. Can you think of some funny names for your body parts? How about your clothes? And the toys in your room?

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