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  Barnyard Lesson
by Jill Eisnaugle
Friday, March 09, 2007
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This week, after having heard a great deal of discussion about the topic, I decided to write this poem. By using several compound words within the verses, I composed this piece as a possible teaching tool for students who are presently learning about compound words. I have highlighted the compound words in green and have reviewed them thoroughly to ensure their accuracy.




Down the roadway is a barnyard
With a small, white picket fence
Where the bluebirds and the redbirds
Come in tandem to commence
Each in search of tasty earthworms
Crawling near their choice hang-out
The birds know their get-together
Could mean someone goes without.


Soon, the bluebirds and the redbirds
Join upon the farmhouse eaves
Fearing that their group outnumbers
Any worms beneath the leaves
That have fallen near the sidewalk
Where the newspapers still rest
As the morning sunlight rises
Over the birds’ harshest test.


Far beneath the leaves, in hiding
Sits a ladybug and fly
Then, a slow, neighborhood earthworm
Casually, goes crawling by
As the redbirds and the bluebirds
Act upon a wayward hunch
That the earthworm may the bigger
Than what one needs for his lunch.


To leave no one empty-handed
In a measure of goodwill
All the redbirds and the bluebirds
Go roadside to have their fill
Of the handout, found before them
Grateful for their wholesome fare
Thereby showing how important
It is for others to share.


© 2007 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/11/2007
My mockingbird won't share his red-berries from the asparagras-fern with nobody. Cute, instructive write, my friend.

Parrothead would like it. ;-)

Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 3/11/2007
You are truly a blessing with your muse and your compounds! Keep the spirit soaking! Great pen!

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 3/10/2007
really enjoyable creation here. fime rhyme. thanks a million for posting.
Reviewed by Michael Mathieu 3/10/2007
Sharing with others a lesson we all need to listen too..
great write,

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/9/2007
This is a great write, and a great lesson
God Bless
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 3/9/2007
Very enjoyable lesson.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/9/2007
Lovely lyrical write and it does seem like it would make a welcome teachers aid.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/9/2007
Wonderful poem doubled up with some educational tools. Your students will be delighted to read this!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by CJ Heck 3/9/2007
This is a brilliant lesson for your students, Jill! The poem is cleverly done and a joy to read.
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