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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

Can You Keep A Silly Secret?

Can you give a friend a cookie,
The last one on the plate?
Can you help him tie his shoe
Even though you’re running late?

Can you keep a silly secret?
Can you hold your talky tongue?
Can you count at Hide-and-Seek
With your eyes closed till you’re done?

Can you share your toys with others?
Can you borrow and return?
Can you thank them with a smile?
Can you wait to take your turn?

Can you do these friendly things,
And do them all again?
Then you will always know that you
Can BE and HAVE a friend!

©2009 Charles Ghigna

2 comments:

Jackie said...

Hello there Father Goose. I've just discovered your wonderful poems thanks to Harold Underdown's website. My eight year old has to write a poem for homework this week on fairness and honesty and I was wondering if you'd mind if I printed out your 'silly secret' poem for him to share with his class. It's perfect. I'll make sure he writes one of his own too!!

FATHER GOOSE said...

Hi Jackie! Thank you for your kind comment about my poems and for sharing "Can You Keep a Silly Secret" with your son and his class.