The Storycatcher


If you like to dance or fly,
take a seat by my side.
If you like to dream or play,
Come. Open up your ears today.

I have caught a story
that’s itching to be free.
I have caught a story,
so now, it belongs to me!

Maybe it is magic
or maybe it’s really true.
How do you catch a story?
Well, that is up to you.

Do you have a pocket?
a hat? or sock or shoe?
If you’re in your pjs, then,
your ears will have to do!

© 2007 DarEll S. Hoskisson (dsh)

I call myself “the storycatcher” because I wanted a fun stage name for when I volunteer to read aloud to children.  I wrote this poem in the style of Shel Silverstein whose poems are among the best and most fun for children (in my opinion).  How he performs them is wonderful, too.

I thought it would be fun to post today in honor of poem in your pocket day.  DSH


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