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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