Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Joyce Johnson Avatar Joyce Johnson - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Redeemed which was written by poet Joyce Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Joyce Johnson

Best Joyce Johnson Poems

+ Fav Poet


“That’s not my elephant”, the complaint of little Cinder Ella.
Her teacher’s aid, a student, was a very perplexed fella.

How could he find their drawings?  They all looked like spaghetti.
“Oh there’s my cat.  I’ll sign it”.  He watched as she wrote Netti.

He was surrounded by a mass of searching second graders.
He felt caught in the middle of a sea of small invaders.

He wished there was a “Bill of Rights” to help the situation.
Wanting to quit, he managed to resist the great temptation.

“Oh there it is,” cried Ella.  Very much to his surprise,
Her drawing of an elephant was easy to recognize.

Perhaps Ella would be the one to rise to wealth and fame,
And help him to find his worth in his chosen teaching game.

For Matt Calairi's contest.  "That's Not My Elephant"

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 12/20/2010 6:47:00 PM
    Very cute story behind your poem, Joyce. Really chuckled thinking how all the drawings looked like spaghetti. LOL Best wishes in the contest, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 11:45:00 AM
    a great thrill to read this remarkable piece, joyce.. my best winning wishes in matt's contest! hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 11:09:00 AM
    Very delightful read! Now on my Favorites!