My Shop


If I had a shop

I would fill all the shelves

With amethyst angels

And emerald elves,

Black onyx panthers

With rubies for eyes,

Lithe topaz fairies

As blue as the skies.

I’d have cool turquoise turtles,

Buddhas of jade,

And solid gold snails

With diamonds in-laid.

There’d be tiger’s eye lions

And quartz crystal cats,

Peridot puppies

And sapphire bats.

Yes, if I had a shop

I would light up the scene

With a great chandelier

Made of aquamarine.


(revised from 10/17)


14 thoughts on “My Shop

  1. Wow! This is a wonderful poem. I wish it were in one of those school readers. Is there such a thing now in American schools? Perhaps in Canada? Well I think your poem sparked with imagination. πŸ‘βœ¨

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