Funny Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

Playing the Flute
Playing the Flute
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By Josie Whitehead

Selective Memory

I forgot to clear my bedroom up,
      And didn’t clean my shoes.
I never washed behind my ears,
     But remember things I choose.

I can’t remember homework 
   And forget my books for school.
Well, these are really boring things,
    But don’t think I’m a fool.
I  do remember pocket money,
    And don’t neglect my friends.
I can’t forget my crisps and sweets,
    I’m sure you’ll comprehend.

It’s called selective memory –
     Recalling things you like.
I hope Dad’s memory is good -
   He’s promised me a bike.

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Don't we all have selective memory?  We remember the things we like to remember, or things which are important at the time - but we've all got the habit of forgetting things which are not important to us.  Ooooh, I've forgotten to do the dusting and perhaps you're coming for tea?


This is a good poem for discussion and chosen by teachers and children for publication in 2010.  Josie