As kids, most of us loved poems. Years later, as adults, we still remember the poems we learned in elementary school. Rhyming poems stick in our memories the most, and we can even recall the ones about Humpty Dumpty, and Jack and Jill — regardless of the fact that it’s been so long since we learned them.
Grab a second and read this poem to your children or grandchildren. They’ll enjoy hearing about the well-loved, mythical creatures — unicorns, fairies, and elves — mentioned in it.
I Wish I Had a Lightening Bug
I wish I had a lightening bug that lived inside a jar.
I’d take him out at night, so I could wander near and far.
I wish I had a unicorn that lived under my bed.
We’d ride around the moon at night — he’d go where he was led.
I wish I knew some fairies — and an elf — just one or two.
We’d dance and sing until our shoes were covered with the dew.
But, lightening bugs live in the woods, and unicorns aren’t real.
So, I’ll just find some fairies and among the stars we’ll steal.
More poems and stories from this author:
Poems for Kids: A Halloween Poem About Spiders and Witches and Owls … Oh, My!
Brain Teaser: Riddles for Kids (Animals)
Children’s Short Story: Funny Mystery Story for Kids About a Missing Jar of Peanut Butter