Funny Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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This wonderful illustration is by Peter Hudspith



By Josie Whitehead

Dispatching Your Tickle

A tickle arrived on my nose,

And then it hopped off to my toes.

      I scratched and I scratched

      And it soon was dispatched

But where it went, nobody knows.


But later that day it returned

And what do you think that I learned?

      My tickle had been

      To visit the Queen,

And her staff had been very concerned.


So if you have a tickle at all,

Even one that is terribly small,

      Don’t drive it away

      For it’s likely to stray

And most likely will visit us all.


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This is a fantastic poem for a class performance, and when I've done skype visits to schools, it is a regular choice for my visit.  If you'd like a skype visit, please contact me here:   Contact Josie