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Poem About
the Importance of  Language

By Josie Whitehead


By Josie Whitehead

Happy New Year sign
Words, Words, Words
Ringing Phone
Writing with Pen

Some words just sit on paper

     Whilst some float through the air.

People write on birthday cards

     To show someone they care.


They say that babies hear our words

     Before they’re even born.

Words are what we humans use

     To comfort those who mourn.


Words are powerful tools indeed

     So think before you speak.

Your words may have a big effect

     Upon somebody’s week.


What’s your favourite game with words? 

      Well, can you guess what’s mine?

I love to write a rhyming poem,

      So hunt for words that rhyme.


You can’t escape our human words.

       They won’t leave us alone.

They come in many languages

      On screen, paper and phone.


But animals don’t use our words.

     They simply growl or squeak,

But they look at us with interest.

   Do you think they’d like to speak?

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