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  Am I naughty?
by Audrey Coatesworth
Monday, September 10, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Children 'misbehave' for a reason. They become labelled as 'naughty' but the reason needs to be understood and, if possible, rectified.

Am I Naughty?


I met a boy, who had become

As naughty as you could find

He made a lot of noise and fuss

But mostly, he wasn't kind


"Why do you behave this way"

I asked. He said to me

"I do not know, I just do

I'm not happy, can't you see?"


"It's in my head and tummy

My fighting hands and feet

I feel frightened that there is

A scary monster I must meet" 


'Little boy, fear not and listen

That monster can go away

You need a friend to talk to

And have some fun each day


When you can behave kindly

Listen and smile instead

Then your days will be happier

With no monsters in your head


Bad times are very difficult

But one thing that I do know

Kindness to another makes

The smallest light to grow


Bigger, brighter, like a star

It can shine every day

And others then will see it

And near you want to stay


So, will you let your light shine?

That would seem only fair"

The little boy replied to me

"I didn't know that it was there"

Copyright ACoatesworth2012

Poem is from the book 'Poems for 3-7 years' by Audrey Coatesworth


Poems for 3-7 years

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/10/2012
Good advice for the little bully. In my grade school days, I spent most of my time in the playground protecting the weaker kids from bullies and running from them rather than fighting them, myself. If the technique you subscribe in this poem works, more power to you. The only thing that worked back in the day was a good whipping from the bully's own father when he found out what his son was up to.


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  2. Grumpy & Grouchy All Day
  3. A B C Gum
  4. A Book Bag Is For Books?
  5. The Door
  6. Moniker Lane
  7. I Need A New Bed
  8. Shivers
  9. Too Early
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  15. Shadow Sharks
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