A poem

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Fair.

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00That’s my present, right up there,

but I can’t reach it, it’s not fair.

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Even stood on tippy-toes,

how I’ d  get it heaven knows.

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If I grab this leg and shake,

it may fall down, but it might break.

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I could climb up on this chair,

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

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If I clamber on that shelf

I could fall and hurt myself.

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

it’s not easy being eight!

Thanks to GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting. 

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37 thoughts on “A poem

  1. Sadje Dec 23, 2021 / 12:35

    Children are not known to be patient. Cute story Keith

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  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)

    cool

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    • 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!

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  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.

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    • 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!

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  6. GirlieOnTheEdge Dec 24, 2021 / 04:43

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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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