PLAYING WITH WORDS
IS A GREAT DEAL OF FUN
By Josie Whitehead
Hello dear children: Now rule number one:
Playing with words is a great deal of fun.
Rhyming and rhythm creeps under your skin:
Oh, open your mind now and let them fly in.
Similes? Metaphors? Grab some of those:
Oh don’t try to eat them - they’re sour I suppose.
They’re meant to enhance your poems, you see.
Was that rule number two or rule number three?
Alliteration? Come now: Well, let me just see:
'An ape ate my aunty,' - rule number three.
Personification? When words want to play -
And so will your poem by the end of this day.
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