Saturday, April 24, 2010

Different Kinds of Cries

There's the
fire engine,
you know,
the five alarm fire?

Sometimes it's a
"Hey!" type of cry.

There's the rolling,
sort of lazy cry,
not really crying,
just complaining.

Sometimes there are syllables
"Ning ning ning," or "Raa raa raa,"
a tiny lion roaring in her den.

Then there's the
real cry.
The scared, truly hurt, in pain cry.
That one
makes me cry too.

* Day 24 of the KidLitosphere Poem-A-Day Challenge for National Poetry Month.

1 comment:

  1. What a treasure of memories and moments you are gathering in these poems!