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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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A Wolf Is at the Laundromat by Jack Prelutsky

A wolf is at the Laundromat,
it's not a wary stare-wolf,
it's short and fat, it tips its hat,
unlike a scary glare-wolf.


It combs its hair, it clips its toes,
it is a fairly rare wolf,
that's only there to clean its clothes—
it is a wash-and-wear-wolf.


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Hey, diddle, diddle by Anonymous

Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.


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Ladybird, ladybird by Anonymous

Ladybird, ladybird,
Fly away home,
Your house is on fire
And your children all gone;
All except one
And that's little Ann,
And she has crept under
The warming pan.


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Epitaph on Jack McMarra by Stuart McLean

Here lies Jack McMarra,
Fell under a barra,
Nae mair livin’,
Gone tae Hivin,
Here lies Jack McMarra.

Stuart McLean (From No' Rabbie Burns)



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There was an Old Person of Troy by Edward Lear

There was an Old Person of Troy,
Whose drink was warm brandy and soy;
Which he took with a spoon,
By the light of the moon,
In sight of the city of Troy.



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