All this started with "cattails sway" just poppin' up in my head.
I remember jumping rope and saying a rhyme as a child. This was created with that in mind. I needed something light and fun.

Jump Rope Ditty

cattails sway
in the stream and play
as the dogwood chases the blues away.
quake and shake their frills
while the bass are swimming with the bluegills.
found the pirates hand
and the children flew home from Neverland.
tick and tock a while
fairy dust changes a frown to a smile.
Sing a song
jump a rope that's long
and keep the rhythm poppin' all day long.

Kathy Lockhart

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart
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Written on 2006-12-12 at 06:53

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Ah..refreshing! This is a fun poem, I used to jump rope as a child too. There were even tournaments in Girl Scouts-never could make it into those! Nostalgic poems always warm my heart!

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
hey Katherine this takes me back to my sister and her friends skip rope play and them asking me di I want to join in and well me pretending to be a toughie so that a girl that I liked didnt guess

I was all frogs and beatles and pieces of string and half eaten apples and pen knives in those days and bird nesting and a real

boy no time for girls then a bit too shy all changed two or three years later when i began noticing how pretty freckles were

took me back more years than I care to remember well done Katherine rgds mike

Phyllis J. Rhodes
OH YESSSSSS!! After this lets do Hots!!! Then High water!!! Then blue bells, cockleshells, evie, ivy, overheads. Then bring on that second rope and we'll double dutch with the best of them. Remember: Down in the valley where the green grass grows, there sat Kathy as sweet as a rose, she sang, she sang, she sang so sweet, along came ? (Jess, Johnny, Joe) and kissed her on the cheek, How many kisses did she get? One, two, three, four, five, six, ...............................

Rob Graber
Sweet! I'd like to hear it "on the ground." (Playground, that is...)

Topics may change
subjects may switch
but noting hides

Whether a smile
or a frown is
formed by your lips
nothings conceals

Whatever you write
about I'm always
amaze by it
Thank you for sharing

Love the rhyming rhythm... and the smooth beat. Can almost hear children jumping and squealing...

night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
I am singing la la la and keep the rhythm poppin' all day loooong!Woweeeehihi!What a refreshing poem Kathy! L O V E I T!Thank you for bringing joy into my heart! la la la and keep the rhythm poppin' all day long. ;)

What a lovely bouncy write Kathy, thanks for putting the spring back into my step today....Smiling at your playful nature, peter pan was my nans best friend!lol Never never grow old without a fight, Tai

Chris Fernie
Dear Kathy,

Move over and let me have a go at skipping! See you in the playground later.


Chris, aged 8

Zachary P. B.
i love peter pan... tell me a story, wendy.. please? we all need a bit of an escape now. and i wish i could fly.


Do the double dutch bus!!!