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Minibeast Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Which Shoes?

A centipede went to a shop
    To buy a set of shoes.
The salesman showed him many pairs
     But which ones did he choose?

'Wellingtons?'  'I don’t think so.
    My legs are very short.'
'Football boots?'  'Not suitable!
     I don’t play any sport.'

'Trainers?'  'Would they make me move
    Along at a fast pace? 
I’m sure you know that centipedes
      Especially like to race.'

The salesmen brought a lovely range
     Of shoes of every kind. 
The centipede was quite confused
     With so much on his mind.

He thought of all occasions 
    And what shoes would go with what.
He wanted shoes for when it rained
    And for days when it was hot.

You’d find it hard to choose some shoes
     To fit a hundred feet –
Shoes which matched, were practical,
     But also looked quite sweet.

To help him choose, he used his phone
    To give his Mum a call.
She said: 'I think what you should do
      Is to buy them one and all.'

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