Saturday, January 17, 2015

Children's Poem: "Teaching Grampa to Selfie"

Teaching Grampa to Selfie
This week, I made a comment on my Facebook page and mentioned that I've seen a few selfies where you can see right up someone's nostrils, including their creepy nose hairs.

My writing friend, Rusty Daily, saw the comment and decided we should co-write a funny children's poem about it (we've co-written children's poetry for years).

One of us writes a few lines, then the other one, and the poem continues to go back and forth as many times as it takes, until the poem is finished to our satisfaction.

Teaching Grampa to Selfie

a Poem, by Rusty Daily and CJ Heck

I taught my old grampa to selfie
(but I've got to teach him agin).
He never aimed my new camera
so none of the pictures were him!

The first time he clicked it, he broke it.
It made such an awful loud sound,
whizzes and whirrs and then buzzing.
(it was sad to see grampa frown).

I waited and watched as they fixed it.
The man in the shop shook his head.
"What IDIOT broke this poor camera?"
Was all that the grouchy man said.

I tried for way over an hour
for grampa to just click and smile.
(Learning my grampa to selfie
is sure going to take me awhile).

When we finally got a good picture
his nose hairs were all sticking out.
I guess grampas aren't s'posed to take selfies ...
so I'm done here -- Over and Out!

Rusty and Kathleen Daily

Thank you, Rusty-friend! 
~Big hugs, CJ

“A writer soon learns that easy to read is hard to write.” ~CJ Heck


Unknown said...

Hehe! Great wee poem. I love it! How are you CJ? Keeping busy? I still dip into your poetry book from time to time. Your poetry still reaches me. Xxx

CJ Heck said...

Hi Christine -- it's always a pleasure to hear from you! I'm just fine and I hope all is well with you, too.

Thank you for your thoughtful comments about the Selfie poem -- it was fun writing with Rusty again.

I'm glad you are still enjoying "Anatomy of a Poet". That makes me smile.

Take care, sweet lady.

Unknown said...

Yes, all well with me too.
On the brink of publishing my fifth novel, so got that excited/nervous feeling in my tummy all the time. Otherwise, fine.
Live happy, my dear x