C.J. Heck

Rookie - 255 Points (August 10 / Born in Columbus OH - living in Florida)

The Climbing Adventure (Preschool) - Poem by C.J. Heck

Climbing-climbing up the rock
through the woods, my hands are locked
on the rope so prickly-prickly
past the pine tree, tickly-tickly.

Climbing-climbing, higher-higher,
muscles feel like they’re on fire!
Through the dry leaves, rustle-rustle,
feel the wind push, hustle-hustle.

A long long way to the tippity top.
Hold on tight or flippity flop!
One foot here, then one foot there,
(wish steps in rocks were everywhere) .

Huffing-puffing but not quite there.
Look out! There’s a grizzly bear!
Shhh-shhh use tippy-toes.
He’s turning now. See, there he goes!

Uh oh, snakes beside me, sliding-gliding!
Nowhere to go for hiding-hiding!
Danger-danger! I can see
the snakes are slithering after me,

but no, they’re going in the ground
through those holes going down-down
Oh no, growling-growling from behind!
If I turn, what will I find?

A grumpy-grumpy scary thing?
I wish I brought a bell to ring!
It’s getting dark and hard to see
the something else that’s chasing me!

Oh my gosh … I’m at the top.
I guess for now, I‘ll have to stop.
That was fun, I love pretending …
but I wish the stairs were never ending!

Comments about The Climbing Adventure (Preschool) by C.J. Heck

  • (4/10/2007 2:08:00 AM)

    What a treat to have found your kid's poetry (suitable for grownups too, of course) . You have flair, an energetic enthusiasm and a very musical ear. I would have loved to have read/sung this to my kids when they were little. Mind you, I suppose I still can, even though they're grown. love, Allie xxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 12, 2011

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