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April is national poetry and poet month, and we are celebrating with a poem by Ayse Rose entitled “Use Your Words.” Let’s all try to use our words and make the world a better place!

Use Your Words by Ayse Rose

Sometimes I get mad and I want to shout!
I don’t want to listen to what grown-ups are talking about. Sometimes I want things all my own way;
I don’t want to listen, I just want to play.
Sometimes I get really annoyed,
So I stomp my feet and make lots of noise!
When I get angry, Mummy tells me not to shout.
She says, “Use your words to get your feelings out.”
I try to remember that when I get mad,
I don’t mean to be naughty, I just feel bad.
I try to be calm and patient, too
Because I know that’s the right thing to do.
I feel a lot better when I talk calmly
And explain how I feel to my mummy or daddy.
They always listen to what I say,
But Mummy says that I can’t always have my way.
I know my mummy and daddy love me,
And they always do their best to make me feel happy.
I don’t need to cry, and I don’t need to shout,
If I just use my words to get my feelings out.

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