Peter’s Wagon

Written August 2014

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Peter’s Wagon picked up junk
in my favorite picture BOOK,
he rolled round the neighborhood,
finding stuff he thought was good,
someone’s trash might be your treasure,
in a flash, you’ll see it better, (like Peter..)

he swapped an old hat for a shell,
& a jar of worms for a green canteen
then he filled the shell up to the brink
with water for the birds to drink,
every CHILD sees the potential
in plain sight: your next adventure
when I was only 3, people READ to me..

a broken rake was his next prize,
with a snapped-off handle, just his size,
then a muffler he tied underneath
(so) his wagon rumbled down the street
and it sang a squeaky song, as it rolled along..
someone’s trash might be your treasure,
in a flash, you’ll see it better,
all the FUN that we dreamed together
isn’t gone, I still remember
when I was only 3, people READ to me..
Peter’s Wagon picked up junk
in my favorite STORY BOOK…

4 comments on “Peter’s Wagon”

  1. Larry

    My grandmother used to read me this book every Sunday. I’ve been looking for a copy of it for years.

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  2. brad yoder

    That’s awesome!
    I have a copy of the book–I’d be happy to e-mail you the song, Larry!

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  3. Marti

    Oh, my very first favorite childhood book! I have my copy from 1968, so very worn and loved. I had no idea someone had written a song about Peter! Do you have it recorded anywhere? I don’t see it listed on any of your albums.

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    • brad yoder

      Thanks, Marti! I really loved this book as a kid, too.
      I’ve added a link, so you can hear the song.

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