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JOSIE'S POEMS

Minibeast Poems
for Children


By Josie Whitehead

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IF YOU WERE BUT
A FLY OR ANT


By Josie Whitehead

If You Were But a Fly or Ant

If you were but a fly or ant,

     A snail or little bee,

When looking through your insect eyes

     What do you think you’d see?

 

We’re giants in their tiny world,

     Our voices loud and shrill.

Our human feet to them would seem

     As huge as any hill.

 

Some animals to us are small,

     But insects think they’re big.

How do you think a fly would view

     A cat or even pig?

 

A bee would like the flowers we grow,

     Whilst snails enjoy our plants.

The wasp loves eating strawberry jam,

     And what about the ants?

 

They’re working hard by day and night -

     It’s a busy life for ants -

But small or not, you’ll know they’re there,

     If they get inside your pants.

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