Poems for kids

Daddy Socks


Daddy socks, Daddy socks.

Living in boots all day long.

Daddy socks. Daddy socks.

PhEw! They smell STRONG!


Daddy socks, Daddy socks.

Mama put them on the lawn.

Daddy socks, daddy socks.

Ravens came, took them along.


Daddy socks. Daddy socks.

Dogs on them want to roll!

Daddy socks. Daddy socks.

Smelly! Put em in a bowl.


Daddy socks! Daddy socks!

They smell so bad, they reek!

Daddy socks! Daddy socks!

Change them once a week.


Bad Piggies


Bad Piggies.

Wanting all those eggies.

Angry Birdies.

Wanting all those piggies.

Build it up!

Tear it down!

Until King Piggie

comes to town!


At dVerse we are talking about poetry for children.  My little boy loves Seuss, Munsch, and so many others. With fun things like smelly socks and his favorite games – Bad Piggies and Angry Birds.  Go over and see what other magical poetry is being shared, and read some aloud. Have fun!


  1. brian miller said,

    October 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    ok, i accept. daddy socks can def be brutal
    but my sons are worse…just saying..

    thanks for the smiles shanyn…smiles.

    • shanyns said,

      October 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Socks can be nasty! 🙂 But poetic fun. Thanks for coming by..glad you enjoyed it.

  2. October 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Another laugh out loud poem–just love the Daddy Socks one especially. It reads so easily. Can’t you just hear kids reciting it?

  3. October 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Ha.. very funny — sounds like it should be chanted VERY loud.. love it.

  4. October 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    These are delightful! Little kids would especially love Daddy Socks!!!!!

    • shanyns said,

      October 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      We did a book, he illustrated it, and read it to Daddy. It was a hit!

  5. October 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    oh my gosh – laughed out loud – reminded me of the silly game we played with all the babies and the peals of laughter- whose got stinky feet!! smiles – K

    • shanyns said,

      October 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      🙂 So glad you laughed out loud! That is awesome! Thanks for coming by.

  6. October 21, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Ha… what a fun and humorous write. 😀 I read it loud and certainly enjoyed it. 🙂

    • shanyns said,

      October 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      So cool that you read it aloud! And enjoyed it! yay

  7. claudia said,

    October 21, 2013 at 5:28 am

    haha… change them once a week… oy… reminded me of my son who once wanted to go to a one week skicamp with one piece of underwear…smiles

    • shanyns said,

      October 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      EWwwwww…sounds like a guy thing! Sheesh. Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. aprille said,

    October 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    It seemed hard to believe that Dr.Seuss spent the first half of his life actively promoting cigaret smoking through his advertising slogans.
    Until you find the rebellious streak in his poems. You’ve caught that underbelly to an innocent looking rhyme.

    • shanyns said,

      October 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks! 🙂 There is a bit of one there, glad you spotted it.

  9. October 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    as a kid we used to chant, oh daddy, I can smell your feet-a, clear across the street-a, and they don’t smell sweet-a. A wonderful rocking of the prompt; fun time, thanks.

    • shanyns said,

      October 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Bahahaha that’s awesome Glenn! Thanks for coming over, so glad you enjoyed it!

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