Things by Eloise Greenfield

Here is a poem we have been reading together during community circle. Let’s try to memorize the poem!


-Eloise Greenfield
Went to the corner
Walked in the store
Bought me some candy
Ain’t got it no more
Ain’t got it no more

Went to the beach
Played on the shore
Built me a sandhouse
Ain’t got it no more
Ain’t got it no more

Went to the kitchen
Lay down on the floor
Made me a poem
Still got it
Still got it


33 responses to “Things by Eloise Greenfield

  1. Great Poem. πŸ™‚

  2. IS there nobody!!! 😦

  3. I’m here…..
    This poem is stuck in my head forever now…..
    Went to the corner
    Walked in the store
    bought me some candy
    Ain’t got it no more
    Ain’t got it no more
    NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!
    I TOLD YOU….
    I keep on repeating the same poem over and over again……

  4. This is one of my favorite poems!! ^^

  5. I actually like grasshoppers better… I think we should share it with the visitors of our website… Can you post it please???

  6. I think for my next free write… I’ll write some more poems… Maybe I’ll share them again…

  7. If you guys think it’s good, I’ll share it… πŸ™‚
    I wish I was a good poet like Langston Hughes, or Eloise Greenfield.

  8. This is an AMAZING poem and one of my favorites! i had to memorize this poem in my third grade class and it is 7 years later and i still remember it. it is just one of those poems you CAN’T get out of you head.
    ps. queen amy i totally agree with you i wish i was this good of a poet:)

  9. Who are you? megan Leigh??

  10. WHo’s megan leigh?

  11. i feel that i accidently stumbled on this site. i am a 10th grader and in my english class we have to do a poetry anthology which consists of 4 of our favorite poems and this is one of mine this is the only place i could find it. so thank you!!!

  12. That’s okay.. You’re invited to write a comment, though. πŸ™‚

  13. aww. Thank you. thanks to this site i got a 650 on a 500 point project:)

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  15. I think she’s a teacher
    Who used this poem
    Or another Student..

  16. I had to memorize this last year in eighth grade…and im in ninth now but i still remember it…plus i had an awesome english teacher she was amazing…she was so funny.

  17. i knew dhis poem since kindergarten thanks 2 Ms.Tigg my old teacher

  18. Love this page… the informal chatter…..

  19. I’m an English teacher for Twelfth and I’m in a ESL classroom. My students don’t appreciate the poems and they don’t get the point or the main idea of it. They are like what is that you ain’t got it no more and then you still got it. I meet another teacher with the same class as me and she was like telling me: “Hey, we have to check the syllabus because these poems are not good for the students.”. I got so mad that I didn’t said nothing. It is just the way you explain the students with enthusiasm.

    • Hi Sheila!
      Thank you so much for your comment. I really loved this poem, and my 5th grade students overall really have liked it these past few years that I’ve taught it. A few of them even created poems that are inspired by this one! I agree with you that it is about the enthusiasm you show as a teacher can really affect the way the students will think of it as well.
      –Jee Young

  20. Thank you! Jee Young
    Tomorrow I’m going to be evaluated in my job and I will use this poem and another poem named Song by: Ashley Bryan. My students don’t know English, so I have to read it in English and in Spanish. Also, I give them a multiple choice to decide which one is the main idea of each poem. I love to be a teacher, I wake up every day with illusion of what I’m going to find out today in the classroom because if I wake up thinking of the bad things I will not wake up. You just have to love it. Sheila

  21. I love this poem this was on of the first poems i ever read n heard! !!

  22. wonderful poem I will rember you as one of the greatest poets

  23. this poem is good but i dont understand the meaning of it whats the meaning like message??

  24. Can anyone tell me what this poem about or what’s the author’s message?

  25. best poem ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. awesome poem! best poem ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Love poem!!!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  28. I have it in my examπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  29. This is an excellent poem. For those of you who don’t know, this poem means that in iife many things we will get, these things will get old, be thrown away, worn out and discarded. However, what ever you put in your mind will last take forever. The thief may take your money but your knowledge can never be taken by anyone!!!

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