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By Jack Prelutsky

The leaves are yellow, red and brown,
A shower sprinkles softly down
And the air is fragrant, crisp and cool,
And once again, I’m stuck in school.



November 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Troll

by Jack Prelutsky


November 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Monday’s Troll

By Jack Prelutsky

Monday’s troll is mean and rotten,
Tuesday’s troll is misbegotten,
Wednesday’s troll is extra smelly,
Thursday’s has a baggy belly.

Friday’s troll is great and grimy,
Saturday’s is short and slimy –
But Sunday’s troll is crabby, cross,
And full of sour applesauce.

October 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

I Love You More Than Applesauce

by Jack Prelutsky

I love you more than applesauce,
Than peaches and a plum,
Than chocolate hearts,
And cherry tarts,
And berry bubble-gum.

I love you more than lemonade,
And seven-layer cake,
Than lollipops,
And candy drops,
And thick vanilla shake.

I love you more than marzipan,
Than marmalade on toast;
For I love pies
Of any size,
But I love you the most.

February 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

I Made My Dog a Valentine

by Jack Prelutsky

I made my dog a valentine,

she sniffed it very hard,

then chewed on it a little while

and left it in the yard.

I made one for my parakeets,

a pretty paper heart,

they pulled it with their claws and beaks

until it ripped apart.

I made one for my turtle,

all he did was get it wet,

I wonder if a valentine

is wasted on a pet.


February 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Father’s Valentine

by Jack Prelutsky

I’m working on a valentine,
my very special own design,
a heart to give my Dad tonight…
(it’s quite a chore to get it right).

The first time that I cut it out,
one side was thin, the other stout…
And so I tried to fix it, but,
I made an error when I cut.

I wasn’t careful, though I tried,
and overcut the other side…
Just one more snip should do it, then….
Whoops! I cut too much again!

A snip off here, a snip off there,
and maybe just another hair….
It’s finally done, but understand,
it’s somewhat smaller than I’d planned.

It’s not much bigger than a bean…
the tiniest heart I’d ever seen.
I guess I’ll give it to him now…
I bet he likes it anyhow!


February 14, 2012 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Mother’s Chocolate Valentine

by Jack Prelutsky

I bought a box of chocolate hearts,
a present for my mother,
they looked so good I tasted one,
and then I tried another.

They both were so delicious
that I ate another four,
and then another couple,
and then half a dozen more.

I couldn’t seem to stop myself,
I nibbled on and on,
before I knew what happened,
all the chocolate hearts were gone.

I felt a little guilty,
I was stuffed down to my socks,
I ate my mother’s valentine……
I hope she likes the box. 🙂


February 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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