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Great Poetry for Children by Jody Weissler

Diving Board

by Jody Weissler


Could a diving board even go up that high?

The steps to the top went straight to the sky.

I laughed, I cried, and then I said goodbye.

A jump from up here might make me die!


The board started to wobble and started to shake.

My nervousness was so real and not at all fake.


But then I looked down and what did I see?

People splashing and playing so playfully!

My fear subsided and it was time to jump from the top.

The worst that could happen would be a large belly flop.


I jumped real high and got in the right place.

My dive was so smooth, a smile on my face.

And then I landed so smooth and serene.

The best dive that my friends have ever seen.