A poem

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Fair.




00That’s my present, right up there,

but I can’t reach it, it’s not fair.


Even stood on tippy-toes,

how I’ d  get it heaven knows.


If I grab this leg and shake,

it may fall down, but it might break.


I could climb up on this chair,

but I hate heights, don’t think I dare..


If I clamber on that shelf

I could fall and hurt myself.


It’s just not fair, I’ll have to wait,

it’s not easy being eight!

Thanks to GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting. 


37 thoughts on “A poem

  1. Sadje Dec 23, 2021 / 12:35

    Children are not known to be patient. Cute story Keith

    Liked by 3 people

  2. clark Dec 23, 2021 / 15:10

    Excellent Six!
    (Even not being a pome guy, I enjoyed the ease of words, rhythm of story and accessibility of imagery)


    Liked by 2 people

    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 23, 2021 / 15:24

      It’s not often I attempt a ‘pome’, I’m not one for following rules and regulations when it comes to writing!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Chris Hall Dec 23, 2021 / 15:19

    Aww, that’s sweet, Keith. As a person of rather short stature, I can relate!!

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  4. hilarymb Dec 23, 2021 / 15:27

    Hi Keith – those were the days … in a tree climbing household disasters were sure to happen – I certainly had a few catastrophes – hole in head still there to be seen – thankfully not disastrous … and those were the days when the doctor came to the house and stitched me up – I guess could explain a few things now! Cheers I’ll stay on my feet for now … have a happy Christmas … Hilary

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  5. hilarymb Dec 23, 2021 / 15:28

    Not fair – I didn’t even say congratulations to the poem … a delight to read – apologies!!! Cheers H

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 23, 2021 / 16:07

      Haha, no problem, thanks so much!

      I guess your tree-climbing days are over! I can’t drive past Hailsham Rec without looking at the chestnut trees we scaled as kids – fortunately without sustaining any injuries!

      Have a lovely Christmas Hilary.


    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 24, 2021 / 16:42

      Even today I’m struggling to avoid the temptation of diving into the pressies under my tree, nothing changes!


  6. GirlieOnTheEdge Dec 24, 2021 / 04:43

    Sometimes there’s almost as much frustration as fun for kids at Christmas, lol
    Cute poem, Keith.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. The Atomic Mage Dec 24, 2021 / 08:37

    Good one, Keith. Could really feel the frustration of that eight year old wanting to get to his present but being aware of the risks!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Denise Dec 24, 2021 / 12:56

    You must have been watching my four-year old granddaughter when she found a stool, climbed up on it and reached into the top drawer of my lingerie chest. I only figured out she did it when I saw hatpins on the carpet. Yikes!

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  9. Nancy Chan Dec 24, 2021 / 13:11

    Not fair. These were the words we utter most as kids. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 24, 2021 / 16:56

      So true, nothing was fair when we were kids! Have a lovely Christmas, Nancy.


  10. Zil Jan 1, 2022 / 05:31

    Such is simple words and yet it makes such an amazing read… like a song! Well written!


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