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Limericks for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Cat is a Cat for All That

A cat is a cat for all that,
And a mouse is a mouse not a bat.
          A hen is a hen, 
          Lives its life in a pen
And a plaice is a fish that is flat.

A duck is the one who says 'quack'
And it sleeps with its head on its back.
          Goats can be weird; 
          Some come with a beard
And blackbirds are naturally black.

A horse has four legs and says 'neigh'
And you seldom see owls in the day.
          If a sheep you should meet,
          I know it will bleat
And it’s reindeers that pull Santa’s sleigh.

It’s a hamster that plays with a wheel,
And a piglet, of course, likes to squeal.
          A giraffe’s very tall, 
          And if I can recall -
With a ball on his nose?  That’s a seal.

The whales love to swim in the sea,
And the insect who jumps is a flea.
          A lily’s a lily – 
          Oh this poem’s so silly.
But that doesn’t matter to me.

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