Here are some easy to memorize poems for Kids.
The Little Hedgehog
The little hedgehog liked to play In roads upon a summer’s day, Which wasn’t really all that wise And sadly helped in its demise. For being just a little young It didn’t know a rule of thumb, That what seems small a long way off On closer sight is big and tough. So when a lorry curved the bend Flashing its ten headlights no end, The hedgehog, looking up with glee, Shrieked, ‘That thing’s saying ‘Hello!’ to me!’ And feeling proud it took a turn – There wasn’t really time to learn – Across the tarmac stretching wide When it should have stayed close by the side. ‘I’m here!’ it screeched, ‘I like your style!’ And with a yell it beamed a smile, ‘Let’s get together, you and me, I feel we have a destiny!’ The lorry roared, it changed a gear, The hedgehog felt a stab of fear, But being young it held its head And stood up straight and tall instead. ‘Hurray, hurray!’ it yelled and cheered, The watching magpies coughed and jeered, ‘You’re big! You’re great! It’s worth the wait!’ – But by this time it was too late. With thirty wheels on either side And forty tons out on a ride The lorry hardly made a bump In squashing out that hedgehog chump. And as each wheel rolled Hedgehog thinner The magpies said goodbye to dinner And flew away to wipe their eyes On buttercups – with heart-felt sighs.
The Blind Men and The Elephant
By John Godfrey Saxe
It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: “God bless be but this Elephant Is very like a wall!” The Second feeling of the tusk, Cried, “Ho! What have we here So very round and smooth and sharp? To me ’tis mighty clear This wonder of an Elephant Is very like a wall!” The Third approached the animal, And happening to take The squirming trunk within his hands, Thus boldly up and spake: “I see,” quoth he “the Elephant Is very like a snake!” The Fourth reached out an eager hand, And felt about the knee. “What most this wondrous beast is like Is mighty plain, quoth he; “‘Tis clear enough the Elephant Is very like a tree!”