Skip to main content
PBS logo

The Eclectic Pen - Sonnet of Sorrow (From a child's point of view)

By: Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes)   + 3 more  
Date Submitted: 8/12/2008
Genre: Children's Books » Ages 4-8
Words: 119

  This poem was written nearly two years ago, by my mother and myself. She would write one line, and I would come up with the next. I wasn't sure how to categorize it.

I broke my toenail on a stone,
I cried for Mom, but I was alone.
I scratched my ear on a little twig,
I didn't cry, and I felt big.
I scorched my tongue on hot choc'lit,
I couldn't have a band-aid, and threw a fit.
A sticker stuck me in the shin,
Did big brother have to grin?
I couldn't have cookies, so my tummy hurt,
But everything else tastes like dirt.
I lost my shoe, now Mommy's mad,
It didn't help that she told Dad.
Everything I do is wrong,
Just like I said in my sad song.

The Eclectic Pen » All Stories by Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes)

Member Comments

Leave a comment about this story...

Comments 1 to 4 of 4
Joanne S. (Jorusha) - 8/12/2008 5:40 PM ET
Made me laugh- I could really hear a kid reciting it!
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 8/23/2008 6:48 AM ET
This is wonderful! I love that you and your Mom did it together, makes it even more special :)
Imelda R. - 9/4/2008 7:07 PM ET
Definitely one of the best things I've read. I love it!!!
Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 9/30/2008 8:18 PM ET
Thank you for your comments, everyone!
Comments 1 to 4 of 4