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Poems for Younger Children

By Josie Whitehead

Food Delivery


By Josie Whitehead

What Do You Like to Eat?

For breakfast, what do you like most:

Porridge, cornflakes, buttered toast?

     The blackbird likes a wriggly worm

     'Especially one that likes to squirm!'


A rabbit likes to eat some hay

And gladly munches this all day.

     Your dog likes biscuits with his meat –

     'And don’t forget my little treat!'


A snail?  What does he like to munch?

'Your Daddy’s cabbage for my lunch.'

     A spider’s meal?  A nice pork pie?

     'Oh no, I much prefer a fly!'


Giraffes!  What do they like to eat?

Something chewy, something sweet?

    'Well, with our heads up in the trees

    Green leaves are foods that always please.'


A crocodile?  Don’t ask him that!

He’d eat your poodle or your cat.

       'Oh, come and see me at the zoo.

         Kids are tasty morsels too!'


Ducks?  *They pester me all day

And don’t want leaves or even hay.

     'We hope you'll satisfy our needs,'

     And what ducks like are sunflower seeds.

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There is a small lake in the park behind our home and the wild ducks know that humans equal food.  They waddle over to our homes for breakfast and afternoon tea - or for meals any time of the day when they know we're in.  You might like it, but I don't like the duck-muck they leave. Josie

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