Sample Poems From "Poet"

"Mommy Do Fish Sleep" and "This Poem" 

Mommy, Do Fish Sleep?
Mommy, do fish sleep? 
Do they eat breakfast, 
lunch and dinner 
like me? 
Do they go to school? 
Go to the swimming pool, 
and do they have to take a bath before 
they go to sleep at night? 
Mommy, do fish sleep? 
Do they play games 
and go to the movies with their friends? 
Do they take a nap, 
eat a snack, 
run up and down 
the stairs, like I do? 
Mommy, do fish sleep? 
Do they let their balloons fly up into the air, 
brush their teeth 
and comb their hair, 
like I have to do? 
Mommy, do fish sleep? 
Do they color pictures 
and draw them too? 
Do they add two plus two, 
hug each other 
like me and you? 
Mommy, do fish sleep? 
Do their mommies tuck them in 
like you do to me? 
Do they read them a story 
every night, like you do? 
And Mommy, if they do, 
Do little angels dance around their heads, 
like you say they do to me, 
when you peek in 
to make sure, 
that I am sound asleep? 

This Poem 
This poem is for laughter, 
for funny things 
that tickle you in such a way 
you can’t explain.Like elephants in tutus, 
giraffes in sneakers, 
monkeys in suits, 
bears in rubber boots.  
This poem is about ha ha 
and hee hee. 
Like a donkey in a tree, 
or a purple bumble bee. 
It’s about laughing 
all you want, 
because it is how you feel inside, 
and there is no special reason.  
It can happen 
to you and me 
Spring, Winter, Summer, or Fall, 
it really doesn’t matter at all. 
It’s just that something funny, 
has tickled your funny bone 
deliciously inside, 
and you feel like laughing, 
until alligators 
learn to fly.