( / Colorado, USA)

Love That Boy

Love that boy,
like a rabbit loves to run
I said I love that boy
like a rabbit loves to run
Love to call him in the morning
love to call him
'Hey there, son!'

He walk like his Grandpa,
Grins like his Uncle Ben.
I said he walk like his Grandpa,
And grins like his Uncle Ben.
Grins when he's happy,
When he sad, he grins again.

His mama like to hold him,
Like to feed him cherry pie.
I said his mama like to hold him.
Like to feed him that cherry pie.
She can have him now,
I'll get him by and by

He got long roads to walk down
Before the setting sun.
I said he got a long, long road to walk down
Before the setting sun.
He'll be a long stride walker,
And a good man before he done.

by Walter Dean Myers

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Comments (5)

Thank you all for your kind remarks. I hope that these educational poem will contribute to the betterment of mankind, if only in a small way.
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I like your poems highlighting learning... Good to share with kids who wonder 'why is this relevant? ? ? ' I do research in genomics for a living on the non-technical side.. Trying to figure out how/why/when to deliver genomic results... Challenging when thinking of thousands of potentially relevant results!
Impressive, thought-provoking poem.
Verily, a very informative poem, Loved reading it, I invite you to read my poems