Shae O'Brien grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and it has bred her to have a love for music, coffee, the ocean, and rain. Her love for writing was planted at a young age, with the encouragement of beautiful family and inspiring teachers, and grew into a passion she cannot go a day without. During the day, Shae is also an English teacher, promoting the art of the written word among the youth of Austin. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Off The Wookie, AIPF Di-verse-city Anthology 2012, and TWENTY: Poems In Memoriam. She recently self-published her first chapbook, "Truths Unspoken", which takes the reader on a poetic journey through the passion, love, heartbreak, and rebirth of a relationship. You may find her on any given night writing or performing her work around Austin, TX.

Please note that all poems and/or parts are the property of Shae O'Brien and should not be shared without giving due credit.

Thank you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Children's Poetry


No one told me anything
About the crocodile
They didn't mention his green scales
Or sharp and shining smile

They didn't say that reaching out
Was not the best of plans
And if you were to do it
You would surely lose a hand!

The Spoiled Brat

The humble child
Says please and thanks
And smiling, walks the mile
And talks about the sunshine
And the breezes all the while

The spoiled brat
Says nothing at all
And grumbling, walks a yard
And talks about how tiring
And how painful and how hard!

The Oh-So-Terrible Somethings!

I wish to think of nothing
So that I may fall asleep
But the oh-so-terrible somethings
Roar their roars and gnash their teeth
Saying, "Worry! Worry! Worry!"
As I frown and fret and fear
"We will get you soon--tomorrow!"
Is their threatening, frightening cheer!

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