Poem of the Week 37

Take a Poem

James Carter


Why not take a poem

Wherever you go?

pop it in your pocket

nobody will know


Or take it to your classroom

stick it on the wall

tell them all about it

read it in the hall


Take it to the bathroom

tuck it up in bed

take the time to learn it

keep it in your head


Take it for a day trip

take it on a train

fold it as a hat

when it starts to rain


Take it to a river

fold it as a boat

pop it in the water

hope that it will float


Take it to a hilltop

fold it as a plane

throw it up skywards

time and time again


Take it to a postbox

send it anywhere

out into the world







Poem of the Week 04

Pirate Pete

James Carter


Pirate Pete had a ship on the sea

had a fish for his tea

had a peg for a knee

and a tiny little parrot called . . . Polly


Pirate Pete had a book with a map

had a skull on his cap

had a cat on his lap

and another little parrot called . . . Dolly


Pirate Pete had a trunk full of treasure

had a belt made of leather

had a cap with a feather

and another little parrot called . . . Jolly


Pirate Pete had a patch on his eye

had a flag he would fly

had a plank way up high

and another little parrot called . . . Molly


So Pirate Pete

and the parrots four

they sailed the world

from shore to shore –

collecting gold

and gifts galore.

And that’s their tale –

there is no more!