Senses Poems

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

I'm Truly Sensational

Said the slug to the ladybird: 'Come and see me!

I am black and I'm slimy as all slugs should be.

     See these trails that I leave whersoever I go?

      You will never see me run. I always go slow.'

Said the blackbird to me: 'Come and listen to me!

This nice song which I’m singing's as clear as can be.

     From up here on your rooftop, I feel that I'm king

     And I sing my best songs and especially in spring!'     


Said the rose to the girl: 'You come and smell me!

I am pretty and perfumed as all flowers should be.

      I sit here in your garden in this flower bed -

      And - oh smell my petals of velvety red.'


Said an ice cream to Jack: 'You come and eat me

For I'm here in my cone and as sweet as can be.'

     So Jack said to the man: 'I will buy one of those,'

     And it soon touched his lips and the end of his nose.


Said the nettle to you: 'You come here and touch me.

Oh I never would hurt you.  I’m as soft as can be.'

      So you touched it and . . . . oh!  What a horrible pain

       And I know you will never touch nettles again.



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