Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A new year is nearly upon us

Another new year is looming in the shadows waiting to be called forth to gobble us up.  It is always nice to erase the old and dream of the possibilities of the new.  I wish everyone of my readers the best in 2014 and that the books they open up and read to their kids will plant seeds of success, adventure and wisdom into each and every one.  Make the year 2014 the year of "The Book," for both you and your kids.  Books are precious commodities that teach, inspire and becomes good friends.  Make your home a destination stop for homeless books. Invite them in to live with you and treat them with respect, tender care and love.  Bring them inside, read them lovingly and then find a special spot on your bookshelf to keep them with you so you can visit with them again and again.  Whether your preference is a paper book or an electronic one....books get into your heart and spirit and make you a much better person because you took the time to know them and spend time with them.  Cheers to more and more books to read in 2014!!!!! May the reading begin.......

I am deviating from my book review format for the next couple of days and featuring poems that will be fun to read aloud to your kids during this rather hectic (but amazing) time of the year.  Enjoy and smile......


On New Year's Day

On New Year's Day a year ago,
I started off the year
by making resolutions
that were probably severe.

I said I'd save my money,
as this seemed so very wise.
I vowed I would improve my health.
I swore I'd exercise.

I stated I would do my homework
every single day.
I'd brush my teeth religiously
to ward off tooth decay.

I'd eat my fruits and vegetables
and keep my bedroom clean.
I'd treat my sister kindly
though she's often very mean.

My resolutions lasted me
about a half a day.
I promised I would keep them
but I broke them anyway.

So now I'm fat and penniless.
My homework's overdue.
My sister's mad. My teeth are bad.
My room is messy too.

And yet I think I may have found
the best of all solutions,
and this year I've resolved
to not make ANY resolutions.
--Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2004 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

About the author:

  • Kenn Nesbitt is an American children's poet. On June 11, 2013 he named Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. He is a writer of humorous poetry for children, including the books My Hippo Has the Hiccups and Revenge of the Lunch Ladies. Wikipedia

  • BornFebruary 20, 1962 (age 51), Berkeley, California, United States

  •    Have a great day.  Read on and read always! Happy New Year!

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