Poems

Poem

Peter the orange parrot
had a very tiny beak,
unlike the other parrots
he was never heard to speak.
But they were never nasty to him,
Peter the non-talking parrot

Zim Zam Zoom
Poem

Pirate Pete

had a ship on the sea

had a fish for his tea

had a peg for a knee

 

        and a tiny parrot called...Polly

 

Pirate Pete

Poem

The night was as dark as an ink well,
For the moon had gone visiting elsewhere,
But by the scuffling sounds around me,
I knew there was someone there.

Poem

In need of some repair,

six point seven billion

careless owners.

Lovely views of the galaxy,

possible renovation project.

 

Owners seek exchange

BOOKED
Poem

   is like

never hitting pause

on your favorite ninety-minute movie

but futsal is like 

fast forward

for forty

supercharged minutes.

 

Game one

Poem

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Poem

Don't be so glum,
plum.

Don't feel beaten.

You were made 
to be eaten.

But don't you know
that deep within,
beneath your juicy flesh
and flimsy skin,

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry
Poem

Her pockets are never empty.

She says pockets are for running.

So she keeps them full,

Stuffs universes into them,

And says it is just the essentials.

 

A F Harrold
Poem

From Things You Find in a Poet's Beard by A.F. Harrold

 

If you open up my skull

  You won’t see a brain in there,

underneath the skin and bone

Poem

Newly baked and fresh today
Eat while hot or take away.

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