Janie Debeers says I have big ears. Sally McPlatt says I’m too fat. Ronnie Segall says I’m too tall. Jenny Ann Wong says my hair’s too long.

Know what I say when they say things like that?

Jesus’ hair was longer than mine. Abraham Lincoln was rather tall. Santa Claus is jolly and fat, and I’m proud that I look like them all.

 

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

Self-Confidence

1. Are words true just because someone says them? Why or why not?

2. What about yourself are you most proud of?

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.