Juggle toasters in the rain
ask a zombie to your party
wear a sheep when you mean shirt
and teach your dog karate
go swimming in a chicken-pool
brush your teeth with lipstick
take a chimpanzee to school
and watch it go ballistic
ring someone on your frying pan
eat ice-cream with a penguin
fill up the car with chocolate sauce
then listen to the engine
try surfing on an ironing board
in a wetsuit made of pasta
use cabbages for running shoes
you can bet that you’ll run faster
don’t worry if you mix up words
saying shark instead of salad
it’s fun to talk in doughnuts, mate
that’s the point of this old ballad.
— Harry Laing
Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved. From Shoctopus: Poems to Grip You!. Bunda Press. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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From Shoctopus: Poems to Grip You!
A fresh, funny and catchy collection of poems with illustrations for 6-12 yr olds. Shape-poems, verb-poems, chants, songs, rhymes, rap, they’re all jumping off the page. ‘A wonderful, eclectic collection of verse, this book offers a great introduction to the possibilities of language and the notion that poetry can indeed be fun.’ From the review in Reading Time where Shoctopus is Highly Recommended.