Here To Stay

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Short lyrical poem with rhyming and rhythm which showcases the child's name as it is inserted into the poem by the person reading to the child.

A young child loves to hear the sound of his or her name as part of what is being read to them. This poem calls for the use of the child's full first, middle and last name, if the reader so chooses.

The 1st verse of this poem was taught and recited to me, repeatedly, in my early years by:

Mary Elizabeth Carroll (1885-1965), my grand-Aunt. Sister to my paternal grand-Mother. She taught 8th grade mathematics, from 1910 to 1955 at the Eastwood High School in the Syracuse, New York Public School System until she reached the then mandatory retirement age of 70 years. Never married. Graduated from the Cortland, N.Y. Normal School (now S.U.N.Y., Cortland). Upon the death of her father, John Carroll, became her immediate family's sole source of financial support as she was the oldest of 5 children.

Submitted: November 06, 2006

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Submitted: November 06, 2006

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HERE TO STAY

 

By E. J. T. BRADLEY and Mary Elizabeth Carroll

 

Mister/Miss **___________________**

Came To My/Our House One Day.

Not Just To Visit.

But Here To Stay.

 

 

Mister/Miss **___________________**

Sat And Ate Some Cake.

And Said, "What A Nice Home You Have,

But I Must Be Home Today."

 

 

Mister/Miss **___________________**

Finished Eating His/Her Cake.

And Said, "Thank You", Most Politely,

And Ran Home Right Away.

 

 

Mister/Miss **___________________**

Arrived Home Late That Day.

But Couldn’t Eat His/Her Dinner.

Did Too Much Cake Get in The Way?

 

 

* - Substitute The First and Last Name Of The Child To Whom You Are Reading.

 

 

Copyright © Edward J. Bradley 2006


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