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Poetry for Children
Poetry Break #9

A poem by Douglas Florian

Delicious Wishes
by Douglas Florian

I wish I was taller.
I wish I was strong.
I wish that my short hair
Was silky and long.
I wish I could whistle.
I wish I could sing.
I wish that the winter
Would turn into spring.
I wish I was well read.
I wish I was wise.
I wish that my good looks
Would win me a prize.
I wish I was granted
A wagon of wishes.
I wish that I wasn't
Stuck doing the dishes.

from Bing Bang Boing; Harcourt Brace, 1994

Introduction
"If you had one wish, what would you wish for?"
This age-old question is worth posing to set the stage for this Florian poem.

Extension
For repeated read aloud, this list poem is another one that lends itself to line-around reading, with one volunteer per solo line. Children may also want to create their own list poems of wishes.