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Funny Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

National Poetry Day

‘National Poetry Day,’ they said.

     This surely can’t be right.

For me, a writer of these poems,

      I write all day and night.


‘She’s poetry mad,’ is what they say

     When I’m not there to hear.

Perhaps they’re right, I sometimes think,

     And this is what I fear.


I’ll find some other things to do

     To fill my waking hours.

I’ll make some cakes, then clean the house

     And perhaps I’ll grow some flowers.


So now I’ll go and make my cakes.

    It’s no more poems for you,

And, with that lovely thought in mind,

     I’ll wish you all adieu.


But oh, and oh, and oh oh oh - - 

    Just poetry for ONE DAY?

I can’t believe that this is true.

    ‘This can’t be right,’ I say.


So I’m flying off tomorrow morn,

     Off to the USA –

Where I will find a Poetry Month –

      Not a measly POETRY DAY!!!

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We have our National Poetry DAY here in the UK and it comes onces a year in October.  Oooh!  I hope nobody takes offence at my poem.  It is meant to be funny and I know just how much hard work people put in to make our National Poetry Day so much fun for you all, but . . . . and perhaps I shouldn't have read the poem:  A Little Poem for Poetry Month by Jack Prelutsky.  He complains about them choosing a month which has one day shorter than most of the other months.  So, we have 29 days less than they have in this poem.  (big smile).  Josie 

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