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Another poetry exercise

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popsycal Thu 06-Jan-05 09:30:44

I thought I needed something cheery and easy to do, so my challenge is this. A poem for children, written in rhyming couplets, with a strong sense of rhythm which tells a story (a la revolting rhymes etc). It can be a familiar story or one from your own can have a 'moral' to it if you like!

Anyone fancy a lighthearted poetry challenge?

JaNgLyBELLS Thu 06-Jan-05 09:56:16

As you will know by now, I can't do rhyming! Still you never know. Will try while I take the decs down!

popsycal Thu 06-Jan-05 10:20:51

bump cos i just saw anorak online

popsycal Thu 06-Jan-05 11:58:44

bump again...

jangly Thu 06-Jan-05 13:18:16

A ladybird came to tea,
It was tuesday afternoon about three.
Hello she said as she sat on my knee,
Shall we go for a walk to the sea?

A centipede came and joined us,
As a spider wrapped a web round us.
Its too hot he moaned,
You go on your own,
My legs are aching you see.

A boy named John came next.
His mother was terribly vexed.
He'd lost a shoe
Whilst visiting the zoo,

and all I can think of now is poo! sorry.

juniperdewdrop Thu 06-Jan-05 13:21:20

well done jangly

may give it a try if it's open to anyone?

popsycal Thu 06-Jan-05 13:21:56

it is open to everyone!!!!

suzywong Thu 06-Jan-05 13:29:22

I'm CoCo the caravan
a real home from home

I just love that book , thanks for putting me on to it Popsy - eternally grateful

popsycal Thu 06-Jan-05 13:31:40

no worries suzy!
it is a fab book isnt it!

suzywong Thu 06-Jan-05 13:33:12

it is, it is

popsycal Thu 06-Jan-05 13:33:47

juniperdewdrop Thu 06-Jan-05 13:48:16

Once upon a snooze,
there lived a Winkleglee,
He was a very friendly chap,
and many friends had he.

In Summer for a nice treat,
he'd always have a party,
and all the little winkleglees,
would gather round dressed smartly.

They sat atop marshmallows,
from buttercups they'd sip,
the food was so delicious,
it barely touched their lips!

So If you see a Winkleglee,
remember, say hello,
for when they gather next time,
you may be asked to go?

jangly Thu 06-Jan-05 13:50:08

Oooh - that's lovely!

juniperdewdrop Thu 06-Jan-05 13:52:31

thanks jangly, been doing that instead of tidying and now DS2s godmother's on her way so need to dash and tidy up

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