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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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Cicada

Thank you for my insect pet.
I’m sure she’s lots of fun.
But you said she’s a sick Kayda--
I want a healthy one.



©Charles Ghigna

13 comments:

Tabatha said...

Good one, Charles!

Renee LaTulippe said...

Hehe, very clever! We're full of cicadas here - guess I better start doling out the aspirin!

mattforrest said...

Love it! Funny, cute, unexpected twist...everything I love about a children's poem!

jama said...

LOVE it ♥. Thanks for the smile today.

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Tabatha, Renee, Matt and Jama!

May all your cicadas stay healthy and serenade your summer dreams!

Linda at teacherdance said...

I always want to be the one who 'sees' the other words in a word or phrase. You have a gift, Charles. This is such fun. Thanks!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you, Linda! I don't know if it's true, but thank you for saying I have a "gift." Tomorrow's my birthday! ;-)

Mary Lee said...

HAH!

And Happy Birthday!! Long may you rhyme!!

gatheringbooks said...

Lol! Definitely a good one. Love the play with words. :)

Doraine Bennett said...

What a funny poem. There are lots of sick Kaydas at my house!

Katya said...

Thanks for the giggle, first thing monday morning!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you all for joining in this punny fun!

catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com said...

Cute! That would have been great in that one word game yesterday.