Words are ours

In the beginning was the word
and the word is ours:

the names of places,
the names of flowers,
the name of names,
words are ours.

for early learners

How to boil an egg
or mend a leg

Words are ours

Wall charts
Love hearts

Sports reports
Short retorts

Jam-jar labels

Following the instructions
for furniture constructions

Ancient mythologies
Online anthologies

Who she wrote for
Who to vote for

Joke collections
Results of elections

Words are ours

The tale's got you gripped
Have you learned your script?

The method of an experiment
Ingredients for merriment


W8n 4ur txt
Re: whts nxt

Print media

Words are ours

Subtitles on TV
Details on your CV

Book of great speeches
Guide to the best beaches

Looking for chapters
on velociraptors

Words are ours

The mystery of history
The history of mystery

The views of news
The news of views

Words to explain
the words for pain

Doing geography

Arabian Nights
Fighting for your rights

What to do in payphones
Goodbyes on gravestones

Words are ours.

From Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things. 

Why not try...
  • following Michael's suggestion of adding more verses to this poem.



Michael Rosen - Words are ours

Michael Rosen - Words are ours