Three Short Love Poems

Here is a compilation of three short love poems written by twelve-year-old Emily. The first is a short poem about how Emily loves her teachers. During the school year, her literature class was given an assignment to write a letter to a departing teacher. Emily asked if she could write a poem instead and was given permission.

The second poem was written for a hand made card that Emily made for her mother for Mother's Day. Similarly, the third was written for a hand made card for her father for Father's Day.

The Last Day

by: Emily

The saddest thing

It's hard to say

Is seeing you on

Your last day.

I take it for granted,

Although I see you a lot,

Just how much you do

And your kind thought.

You helped me understand

Things I could not before.

I can not bear to watch you

Walk out of that door.

Though I'll miss you,

I know indeed

You'll do great out there

Planting new seeds.

"What seeds", you are asking

"Why can not I see?"

But you have already

Planted one in me.

It will grow and grow,

As I learn more and more.

Each day I'll remember

What you taught me before.

I'm happy for you

To plant more seeds.

I know they will grow

Without any weeds.

There will not be weeds.

Yes, of that I am sure.

For you have touched them.

Now they are pure.

The saddest thing,

It's hard to say,

Is seeing you on

Your last day.

A Mother's Day Poem

by: Emily

Mom, I love you.

That is true.

All the way

To infinity, too.

Now that I'm older

And wiser, too,

I realize just

How much you do.

Most of the time

I do not look to see

How many things

You do for me.

For this I am sorry.

Next time I'll try.

You are wonderful,

And I'm glad you're mine.

(Emily really can put out what she feels in a love poem, even at age twelve.

A Father's Day Poem

By: Emily

This is for you,

Dear Daddy of mine

To let you know

I think you're devine.

A bunch of years

Have flown by real fast

But do not worry,

I'll always keep our past.

It'll travel with me

Wherever I go.

I'll remember the times we've had

So long ago.

Please do not be sad,

Dear Daddy of mine

For there are more to come,

You will find.

I'll always remember

Those things we did

Like snowmobiling

(When Mommy was hid).

Riding our bikes,

Hitting golf balls,

Getting up on skis,

Without a fall.

Driving the golf cart,

Nicktoons Racing,

Jumping on the trampoline,

And later your back aching.

No matter where we go

Or what we do,

In my heart always

There's a place for you.

I hope this card helped

You to see

Just how much

I love you, Daddy!

(More telling than the exact words are the eyes of the daughter as she watches her father read the person initially prepared poem. as poems anyway as they are from the heart.

When you see some spare time for your child coming up, why not give some space, and provide pencil and paper. Ask your child to write about how he or she feels about birds, or snow, or the blue sky, or you, or whatever. My guess is that you will be surprised!)

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