A Day at the Museum

Mother took me by the hand,
Took me to a magic land;
Crafted birds were on display—
My heart almost flew away
When I saw an eagle there,
Woven out of human hair.
Near the birds a tiny elk
Carved from sandstone, not from whelk,
Pranced across a sea of moss,
Gave his handsome head a toss,
Looked at me as if to say:
“Child, do not get in my way.”
Room on room we wandered through,
Seeing everything on view.
It was an exciting day,
And we wished that we could stay.
What do I remember most?
Jesus on a piece of toast!

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Museum”

Posted on August 21, 2019, in light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. The childish rhythmic beat of the rhyme and the exaggertion made this poem very amusing. Thank you for the smile.

  2. He he… that made me smile!
    And do send me your email id so I can mail the new poetry collection to you. 🙂

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day. I loved how this flowed and the cheeky ending!

  4. Yes, that was the magic of museum trips when I was young, too! Exaggeration and fun and all–even down to the tiny things we remember. Mine was a dinosaur track fossil in stone at the Museum of Natural History in NYC–but I’m certain there were giant skeletons, too.

  5. I love the rhythm and rhyme which made me see that child so clearly.

  6. I had t chuckle at that last line. It’s fun to visit museums that preserve not just art, but interesting stuff.

  7. Ah yes, that piece of toast eould have stucj with me also.
    Happy Wednesday Maggie

    Much ❤🕊❤love

  8. Your poem has the essence of nursery rhyme running through it, and the sparkling eyes of a child’s wonder. I remember that feeling on entering such a sombre building and finding magic inside.

  9. You evoked some of my childhood memories at a museum. Love the end 🙂

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