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S e n s e s   P o e m s

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Sniff, Sniff, Take a Whiff

Well I’m not being nosey

     But did you study your nose?

Did you think to yourself:

     'It should be nearer my toes?'

Or perhaps you have thought:

     'Well I don’t like its size,'

Or considered the fact

     That it’s too near your eyes?


Did you think to yourself

     That it needs much attention? -

The cleaning and picking

     Are two things to mention  - - 

The blowing, the snoring,

     The running and - please –

Ahhhhh!  Keep back! 

     Here comes my S N E E Z E.




It’s a really good job

    It’s attached to our brain

And is one thing of many

     All linked in a chain.

When the nose tells the brain

     There’s good food nearby,

Your taste buds feel happy

     And think: 'Well, let’s try!' 

Your nose sends a message

     When danger is near.

If it’s just toast that’s burning

     You’ve not much to fear - - 

But if your nose wakes you up

     In the middle of night

And the house is on fire!! - 

     My word!  What a fright!


The nose is quite happy

     With sweet smelling scent

But bad odours, like stink bombs,

     Are things that torment.

So love your poor nose

     For it works hard for you,

And, with this sweet smelling thought,

     I wish you adieu!

Copyright on all my poems

Illustrations by Nicole Geast

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Take a whiff:  Smell strongly and intensely

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