Poems for Reflection and Discussion

for Secondary Schools

By Josie Whitehead

Teenage Boy on Mobile Phone


By Josie Whitehead 

Parent Power

Was Mum ever a teenage girl?
     Did Dad ever hang out?
Where did they learn to nag at kids
     And also how to shout?

Do all parents pass on these skills?
     Is there a course for this?
And, oh how they embarrass you
     When they hug and kiss!

When I’m a Dad then things will change –
     I’ll never shout or scream –
But before then I must find Miss Right
     For she’s part of my scheme!!

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* Hang out: 
Informal: spend time relaxing or enjoying oneself, eg: musicians hang out with their own kind.