Category: More Poems

  • The Mosque Trip

    I wish this poem wasn’t based on real events … “Me mam and dad won’t let me go,” was all the explanation he had given. And Miss Davis had just nodded and written his name, ‘Jamie Kelly’, on a list under four others. “I really want to but …” he had tried to say, but…

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  • The Suitcase

    A bit of a sad poem about the power that smells have to evoke memory. The Suitcase When I was thirteen, my school arranged a trip to explore the peaks and valleys of the Lake District. Three hour walks through hostile weather to spend our nights in hostel bunk-beds: what joy. Consider the geological wonder…

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  • One Of Three

    Friendships at school can be tricky – even more so if there are three of you. I’m one of three, I’m one of three Locked in anxious rivalry Wracked by worry, fear and doubt That I’m the one to be left out Always sure that I’m the spare Unneeded by the other pair Never able…

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  • Unexplained Behaviour

    This poem is more serious in tone and thinks about what may be behind a child’s behaviour. I’ll be quiet and do as I’m told If you’ll only let me be The grown-ups will think that I’m good as gold I’ll make sure there’s nothing to see Whatever they say I’ll agree I’ll never be…

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