Written in response to: A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton

The sea is a prison and I'm locked inside.
The sun is beaming down on me; I need some where to hide.
Into the water my wooden oar goes,
It's so cold, unbearable for my toes!
The steady casual rhythm rocks me to sleep,
I need to get home I'm starting to weep.

The waves are crazy splash, splash, splash, 
As soon as I climb aboard. 
We left in a flash.

Listen to this tale of a boy and a bear in a boat, as I'm writing this, I'm still afloat…

Jack Regan, Year 5
Sacred Heart Primary School

Why not try...
  • reading the book that inspired this poem, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, which is a CLPE Core Book.