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Funny Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead
Words in a Cage

Your words are just like animals

    Who’re locked inside a cage.

They want to come out, run around -

     Get rid of all that rage.


Your teacher says: ‘Be quiet now,’

     And parents say that too,

But words aren’t happy locked inside

     Like creatures at a zoo.


Your mind is telling them to run,

     To play, to scream and shout.

There’s lots of fun that they could have

     If you would let them out.


They settle down and go to sleep

     And then what happens next?

Your teacher asks a question

     And your words are quite perplexed -


For now they’re sleeping quietly

     And don’t know what to say.

Your teacher wants an answer

     And you are in dismay.


For human beings, the problem is

     That words won’t stay away.

We try to lock them in our heads

      But they prefer to play.

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