On the Move book cover
Created: 10th October, 2021

The New School

At the new school

two boys sat in front of me

and one said to his friend

(while he pointed aat me):

"Don't drop any money on the floor, 

he'll only pick it up and keep it."

They both laughed.

I thought, why's that funny?

I thought, if one of them dropped some money

I would say, "Hey you dropped some money."


One of them was a very happy boy,

with a bright, round face.

The other one was really clever.

Everyone said he was brilliant at History.


© Michael Rosen, from On the Move: Poems About Migration, Walker, 2020




Michael Rosen - The New School