My Box of Paints

“My Box of Paints,” Friend, Sept. 1995, 24

My Box of Paints

Watercolor paints

Are magical to me.

Look inside my paint box,

And this is what you’ll see:

Some cowboys riding horses,

A twinkling summer star,

An elephant, a barking dog,

A purple racing car,

A winter night, some spiders,

An orange hula hoop,

A policeman, and a fire truck,

A bowl of alphabet soup.

There might be cocoa and cookies

Or a singing violin,

A yellow-striped rhinoceros,

A cat with a silly grin.

But open my paint box slowly—

It’s just so full of things

That ducks and bears might tumble out

With trumpets, drums, and kings!

Illustrated by Dick Brown