A Poem for Shy Children

Martin Dejnicki
Here’s a little rhyming poem that I wrote for all those shy children out there. I know I was a pretty shy kid when I was growing up, so I could relate to how shy kids feel. They may feel isolated and afraid in certain situations.
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Sarah The Shy Bunny

Sarah was a very shy bunny,

She was afraid to go outside,

even when sunny.

In the morning,

her mom took her to school.

Sarah was worried,

she won’t be that cool.

Sarah entered her class,

slowly and shy,

She was shaking all over,

ready to cry.

Then all of a sudden,

Jacob the frog,

Began barking,

just like a dog.

All the kids laughed,

and giggled out loud,

Sarah smiled,

and joined the crowd.

Ellie the giraffe,

said hello!

Welcome Sarah,

added the horse named Joe.

Sarah no longer felt,

afraid or shy,

She met Susan the bird,

who knew how to fly.

With all these new friends,

Sarah learned quite a bit that day.

During their lunch break,

they all got to play.

At the end of the day,

Sarah said goodbye,

She was so happy,

she wasn’t shy.

by Martin Dejnicki

I think the best thing we could do to help shy kids is be there for them and listen to them. This type of support is critical, because these kids often hold a lot of emotions and thoughts inside. So they need release some of that energy and clear their minds.

I know from my experiences, it wasn’t always easy being a shy child. It was tough. I felt like I needed to speak out so many times, but I just couldn’t. Maybe I’m making up for all those silenced thoughts now.

If you have a child that is shy, you could also surround your child in situation that makes him or her comfortable. This is definitely a confidence booster. For example, if your child enjoys art and is good at it, maybe an afterschool art class would be the right scenario.

But let’s make sure we don’t try too hard to change our shy kids. Being shy is a part of their personality. We need to show them that we love them and accept them for who they are. That’s the simplest and most important strategy I could think of.

PUBLISHED: Oct 04, 2023
Written By
Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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