Funny Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Myrtle the Turtle and Friends

A turtle called Myrtle was crossing the road
     In a state of severe trepidation.
She wanted some petrol to fill up her tank 
     And had spotted, of course, the Shell Station.

A lion called Brian was roaring with pain.
     'Get the doctor,' he called to his mummy. 
'I ate a comedian for dinner last night,
     And now my poor tummy feels funny.'

The monkeys are planning a party tonight.
     They’ve invited a few local bookies.
As well as the sandwiches, crisps and the pop,
hey’ve ordered some chocolate chimp cookies. 
A pony called Tony had an awful sore throat,
      It was painful and hurt him of course. 

The vet sat him down and said: 'How do you feel?'
     'I’m feeling a little bit hoarse.'

A poor little frog sat and cried by a stream
     With a face that was red as a poppy.
'And why are you crying my poor little friend?'
      'I’m feeling so very unhoppy.'

And this is the end of these jokes for today
    I hope you have found them amusing.

You may have worked hard to fathom them out.
     Perhaps they were very confusing!

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* This was one of almost 400 poems published in 2010.  The teachers and children of many schools in West Yorkshire obviously liked it and asked for it to be available.  It is out of print right now but you have it available on my website.  I hope you like it.  Josie