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random poetry for children kids poems

Can't make up you mind whether you want a funny or sad - long or short - pink or violet poem? Here are a few from our vast poetry collection.



Collection : Poems for Children - 272

 

Gonnae Put the Cat Oot by Stuart Macfarlane


Gonnae Put the Cat Oot,
Itís no that much tae ask.
Gonnae Put the Cat Oot,
Itís a simple enough task.
Gonnae Put the Cat Oot,
Itís all that I desire.
Gonnae Put the Cat Oot,
The bloody things oan fire.
(Copyright Stuart Macfarlane)†



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There was an Old Man with a flute by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a flute,
A sarpint ran into his boot;
But he played day and night,
Till the sarpint took flight,
And avoided that man with a flute.


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Babbity Bowster by Anonomous

Wha learned you to dance,
Babbity Bowster, Babbity Bowster?
Wha learned you to dance,
Babbity Bowster, brawy?

My minny learned me to dance,
Babbity Bowster, Babbity Bowster,
My minny learned me to dance,
Babbity Browster, brawly.

Wha gae you the keys to keep,
Babbity Bowster, Babbity Bowster?
Wha gae you the keys to keep,
Babbity Bowster, brawly?

My minny gae me the keys to keep,
Babbity Bowster, Babbity Bowster,
My minnie gae me the keys to keep,
Babbity Bowster, brawly.



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Itsy bitsy spider by Anonymous

Itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the waterspout;
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out;
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain;
And the itsy bitsy spider
Climbed up the spout again.


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The Last Laugh by Betjeman Concordance

I made hay while the sun shone.
My work sold.
Now, if the harvest is over
And the world cold,
Give me the bonus of laughter
As I lose hold.



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