Magic Wand (A Poem for Children)

by Sylvia   Jun 22, 2014

Fairy Queen Titania, you gave me your magic wand,
now please help me, it doesn't seem to respond.
Are there magic words I need to say
or do I just wave it around and pray?

Now, now Eglantina, my dear little fairy
don't you be so contrary.
For nice things to happen, use the magic phrase
please and thank you, they will amaze.

Eglantina decided it was time to put it to the test
and took the wand in her tiny hand, it seemed possessed.
She heard a child's wish, I want ice cream for dessert.
Eglantina waved the wand, the child's dish was filled with dirt.

My goodness, I forgot the magic phrase, please and thank you.
She tried again, and sure enough it was true,
if you use the magic phrase, your wish will be granted
and you will not be disenchanted.

Copyright © 2009 Sylvia All Rights Reserved


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  • 4 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Sylvia,

    there is something timeless about children's poetry - the opportunity for the adult to teach the young mind. Teach them values like politeness and patience. This poem is just one of those that achieves this in a wonderful way.

    Very enjoyable - thank you!
    You see, I have learned well.

    Take care,

    Michael x

  • 4 years ago

    by Em

    Sylvia, what a beautiful enchanting piece. The kids of today can learn a lot from this.
    Many cone into my shop and their manners are no existent.


  • 6 years ago

    by Skyler

    This is adorable. I love poems for children, because you can convey a simple, pure sentiment without regard for the dramatic. It was fun to read.

  • 6 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Not only is this a gorgeous poem but it teaches simple manners for children to read and understand..liked it.

  • 6 years ago

    by Everlasting

    Please and thank you,

    this poem teaches the kids to be polite in an interesting way. Well done Sylvia.