October 21, 2016

Creepy & Funny Skeletons - An illustrated poem by my 7-year-old

Frequently at bedtime, my 7-year-old, Cecilia, asks me to read her something I've written for Forbes. At first, I think she was just trying to extend bedtime by a few minutes, but now she asks a thoughtful question or two about the topic. I was reading her the "Medieval giantess" story yesterday, and we had this exchange:

C: "Mama, look at that number. Your story has a lot of views!"
Me: "I know. It's great because it means people are enjoying it."
C: "And Forbes has to pay you more money, right?"
Me: "That's true as well."
C: "Can I write something for Forbes? I want to earn money to buy more Legos!"

While on the one hand, I want my kids to learn legitimate skills and not become famous/rich because of being on the internet, on the other hand, I want to encourage her to write and to show her that writing is a skill that people can make money doing.  So, I made her a deal: if she wrote something for Powered by Osteons, I would give her the money from the ad revenue on the page.  She decided to write and illustrate a poem.  Without further ado...

Creepy and Funny Skeletons
by Cecilia R.

Skeletons give me quite a scare!

So enter the Halloween if you dare!

We skulls are very bare.

But we don't have any hair!

We skeletons aren't very rare.

Of course, they don't eat a pear!

Skeletons don't live near an oak.

They also don't drink coke!

The skeletons don't wear pants.

They definitely don't dance!

16 comments:

#19 said...

Does she get extra for likes and comments?

Kristina Killgrove said...

Ha! I hadn't considered that. Fine, she gets a nickel for every comment. :-)

Andy said...

every

Andy said...

single

Andy said...

comment?

Sarah said...

Cecilia, I enjoyed your illustrated poem very much. Kristina thanks for posting this.

Gordon Rakita said...

Excellent poem Cecilia! Keep on writing!

Lynne G said...

Cecilia - your poem is terrific, and I especially like that you illustrated it too!

Paul Reynolds said...

I'm

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Andy.

Paul Reynolds said...

I like your poem Cecilia! Please write more.

Writch said...

This poem is the best. It's worth ALL the Legos!

thesebonesofmine said...

A fantastic poem, definitely worth more Lego! Well done Cecilia!

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