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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.



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There was an Old Man with a beard-2 by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who sat on a horse when he reared;
But they said, 'Never mind!
You will fall off behind,
You propitious Old Man with a beard!'


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There was an Old Man of Quebec by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man of Quebec,
A beetle ran over his neck;
But he cried, 'With a needle,
I'll slay you, O beadle!'
That angry Old Man of Quebec.


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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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Shall I compare thee to a summers day by William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Shall I compare thee to a summers day
Sonnet 18
William Shakespeare



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There was a Young Person of Smyrna by Edward Lear

There was a Young Person of Smyrna,
Whose Grandmother threatened to burn her;
But she seized on the Cat,
And said, 'Granny, burn that!
'You incongruous Old Woman of Smyrna!'



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