Poetic Devices: 

Goldilocks on CCTV

Poem from Goldilocks on CCTV by John Agard

There she was on the news,
Miss Goody Two Shoes
caught on CCTV.

Don't look so shocked.
Of course you know who – who else but Goldilocks!

Broke into a house
of surburban grisslies,
a nuclear family

from the sound of it.
Daddy Bear Mummy Bear
and whiz kid Baby Bear.

There she was, tucking in
to a bowl of their muesli.
Every move on CCTV.

How she vandalised a chair
in the nursery
then tried out their jacuzzi

not to mention the towels
marked His and Hers.
And everywhere a trail

of golden curls mixed with fur.
A forensic goldmine.
It appears the police found her

in perfect slumber
at the scene of the crime – which wasn't very clever.

But the Bears decided to drop
charges for the sake of
happy-ever-after.

And so fairy-tale justice
was seen to be vindicated
and Goldie's parents were sedated.

From Goldilocks on CCTV. 

Why not try...
  • interviewing Goldilocks to hear her side of the story. 
  • then being Goldilocks and answering the questions.

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John Agard - Goldilocks on CCTV