Wordy Wednesday - A Child's Story in Rhyme

The Ant, The Bee, and The Horse

I am an ant, and I am very small,
Compared to human beings, who are so very tall.

I am a bee, and I fly through the air,
Unlike human beings, I haven't got a care.

And I am a horse, and I pull a surrey,
Unlike human beings, I haven't got a worry.

Now me, The Ant,
And me, The Bee,
And me, The Working Horse,

We all have one common wish,
To be human beings, of course.

I am a butcher, and I cut meat,
With all other butchers, I must compete.

And I am a baker, and I bake bread,
I'll probably bake, 'til the day I am dead.

And I am a shoemaker, and I make shoes,
To pay my rent, and my union dues.

Now me, The Butcher,
And me, The Baker,
And me, The Little Shoemaker,

Have a common wish, of course,
How very nice it would be, to be,
An Ant, or a Bee, or a Horse.

I am a magician,
And I cast a spell,
They all have their wishes,
And now, all is well.

But I am an ant, and I'm so very small,
compared to human beings, who are so very tall.

et cetera, et cetera,
et cetera, et cetera,
ad infintum.

There is a simple tune that goes with this. One of these days, I'll figure out the notation and publish it. Just for you.



www.ayewonder.com said...

Writing is your calling. Painting may be where you relax but this is where you excel.

Shadow said...

oh this is hilarious, thanks for the laugh!

Tash said...

Such a poignant message in a child's story. Love it Lou, and I have to agree with ayewonder - you excel in writing!!!

I read your work and wonder where it comes from and how you find the inspiration. So impressed! and somewhat jealous - see, I don't learn - I want to be an ant, or a bee, or a horse, or a Lou with writing ability.

Patsy said...

Wonderful little story poem you have there. Kids would love it, as do adults. :)

Christy said...

Lou! You're so.....Buddhist/yoga today!

Nonattachment, satisfaction, gratitude at where we are.....man, I wish I could really LIVE that like I want...

Nice story.

Jientje said...

You ARE a magician,
with words ...

Lady Language said...

Heehee! This was fun :-)

Employee No. 3699 said...

Lou, you rock!

hockeychic said...

Very fun and oh so true....

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Love this...on a day I just wrote my own thoughts about "the grass on the other side".

Cathy said...

My son is already starting to want to be someone/something else--some days he wants to be a growup, other days he'd like to be our cat, Molly. It's so hard to be satisfied with what you got.

I tagged you today in my post. :)

maggies mind said...

Absolutely brilliant, Lou. I love it!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I giggled. Yay for the magic granting wishes. Can I wish for enough money to retire?

OHmommy said...

Whoa... this is so stinking awesome Lou. Awesome!

LceeL said...

Ayewonder: Thank you, Mike. I'm still trying to sort all of this stuff out - writing/art/photography/etc.

Shadow: I'm glad you like it.

Tash: You're great just as you are. Don't you dare change a thing.

Patsy: Thanks. Kids do like it. I'm glad you do, too.

Christy: Thanks - back to my bed of nails, now.

Jientje: Thank you, my Belgian Princess.

Lady language: I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Employee: Thank you, Linda. As do you.

Hockeychic: Ah, yes. 'Tis true.

Colleen: Great minds run together.

Cathy: Ah, but he's just exercising his imagination.

Maggies Mind: Thank you, Maggie. I am SO glad.

AFF: If he grants it for you, put a word in for me, too, 'K?

OHmommy: Why, thank you, ma'am. Thank you, so much.

Jennifer said...

Lou Lou Lou!! Days like today I'm really so glad that I have my very own internet connection in my house!! I would've been pissed if I missed the great story!! :)

You are such a fantastic writer... and you can write ANYTHING!! My son will love this rhyme!! I'm also anxious to see what his interpretation of it will be. He is a pretty smart little guy, I can't wait to see what he comes up with. :)

I'm off to read the post below this one that looks really good since you are promising it is fiction!! :P

I cannot wait.

I'm going to jot down this rhyme first... my printer isn't hooked up yet... heck we don't even know where it is ... yet!! Lol

great job, as always!


Joyce-Anne said...

I loved this. I am going to share this with my 7 year old daughter. She is bright and will definitely understand it. Thanks Lou.

moneythoughts said...

You now need an illustrator of chidlren's books to give it shape and color. I think you have a nice children's book. Good luck.

Eric S. said...

Love it, great kids bedtime poem.

Hyphen Mama said...

The grass is always greener, isn't it?

I agree... this is children's book material. I'd buy it. But I think you should also be the illustrator.

Cat said...

This is wonderful!! I love it!

Momisodes said...

That was awesome. This definitely sounds like something I'd read to Babisodes.