by Carol-Ann Hoyte
(Sung to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
Don’t go, I’ll miss you too much
Promise you will stay in touch
I-M, fax, email, or text
to tell me when I’ll see you next
Or just send a letter, Matt
‘Scuse me, what on earth is that?
Copyright © 2012 Carol-Ann Hoyte. From the book The Poetry Friday Anthologms for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core. Pomelo Books. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Carol-Ann Hoyte is an emerging Canadian children’s poet, based in Montreal, who made her debut in February 2008. She is the creator and co-editor of the award-winning international anthology for children entitled And the Crowd Goes Wild!: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems (FriesenPress, 2012). Her poems for children have been published in Australia, the United States, Canada, and England. Carol-Ann loves novels in verse, limericks, and riddle poems.