Poem of the Week 36

The Planets

David Greygoose


In the middle

is the Sun,


Then comes Mercury

number one.


Venus next is number two,

and then a planet spinning blue:


The Earth, our home,

is number three.


Look through the stars,

what do we see?


Red desert Mars

is number four


Of all the planets,

then there’s more.


Jupiter is number five

after that we will arrive


At Saturn’s rings

for number six.


Moving on

we quickly slip


To Uranus at number seven

out there in the misty heaven.


Then Neptune waits

at number eight:


So all the planets make a line

and Pluto’s last at number nine!