Big Or Small?



Big
Or small?

It all
Depends
On the size
Of your friends.





~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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I Wish For A Fish



I threw a penny
Into the sea
And wished a wish,
A secret for me.

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Happy








Happy is joy
And joy is love.
They all come
From heaven above.



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The Monsters I Make














The monsters I make can be scary,
Scary and hairy all day.
I give them great big bags of candy
So they’ll scare all my bad dreams away.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Kite Flyer



I cannot see the man in the moon
Though I've tried with all my might
So I made my own man in the moon
And put him on my kite!

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Modern Art Fish











This is a modern art fish,
A line and a shape or two.
If it looked more like a fish
Would it be modern to you?

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Apprehensive



Apprehensive is a big word to say
My brain does not want me to go this way.

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Too Fast!










If you go too fast, everything gets blurry!


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The Elephant







Front or back,
Right or left,
Up or down,
Happy or sad,
Smart or stupid,
Young or old,
Nobody sees the same elephant.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Flatware
















Fork and spoon,
Spoon and Knife,
I dreamed my flatware
Came to life!


~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Chester







Chester is a happy dog.
He likes to eat submarine sandwiches.





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Bearly






My teddy bear
Is barely there,
That’s cause
He tiptoes
Everywhere.



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Trunked!



            Ye Gads! I've got a trunk!


Sometimes we don't know
what we really look like
until we look in the mirror.

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My Heart Is Blue



When I am sad
My heart is blue.
Does this ever
Happen to you?




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Kitty Up A Tree





Kitty up a tree,
Glad it isn’t me,
‘Cause if it were
I’d have no fur,
And speak English.




~ Poem by Russ Allison Loar
~ Artwork by Cheryl & Russ Loar
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All Day Long



A little brown bird
Sang this song:
"I’ve been a little bird
All day long."




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Waiting For The Sun













Sometimes it seems like a little rain cloud is following me around no matter where I go.

But I know the rain will stop and the sun will shine.
All I have to do is wait!

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Home















Home is a place in the heart.

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Beautiful


Everything is beautiful!



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My Cat



O the quiet life of my cat
Who dreams of simple things,
Like chasing birds,
Eating words
And wearing diamond rings.


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Before I Barely Knew Anything















Before I barely knew anything
I awakened each summer morning
To the cawing of crows
And thought,
How very tall these trees
In which they gather to ruffle their feathers
In the morning breeze,
How tall these trees
And how much these crows must see.

I climbed an orange tree,
So frightened by the height,
So amazed at the sight of neighboring houses
And city streets
And thought about what the crows must see
From the tops of the sycamore trees
And from higher still
As they rise into the sky,
Knowing I would never know
What they know,
Before I barely knew anything.


~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Fishing







Sometimes, it's really good luck when you don't catch a big fish!



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Life On The Moon




My grandfather, Herman Allison,
born in 1885, in Texas, once told me that when he was a schoolboy, a topic for debate was:

"Is the moon inhabited?"


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All The King’s Horses



Where are those children
Who wanted to play?
Where are their toys,
Have they put them away?

Where is my son,
Has he grown up and gone?
My little daughter,
A child of her own?

All the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Cannot put childhood
Together again.




~ By Russ Allison Loar
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Clocks



I don’t like early mornings
When I’m still asleep.
I don’t like early bedtimes,
Alone and counting sheep.

Why should I pay attention
To all those clocks I see?
I listen to them ticking.
They listen not to me.

~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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My Kitty Has A Dishrag



My kitty has a dishrag,
It’s pink and rough and wet,
She scrubs herself all over
When she comes home from the vet.




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