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

with

tender

loving

care

 

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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!