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short poems for children kids poetry

A zillion little, tiny, wee short poems to make you smile, laugh, cry, visit the dentist, scream and shout.            (Well maybe not visit the dentist!)

Type of Poem : Short Poems



Never Marry an Elephant by Stuart Macfarlane

Always look on the bright side of life by Stuart Macfarlane

Ants in Auntís Pants by Stuart Macfarlane

Banish Blue Days With This Mantra: by Stuart Macfarlane

Bongaloo by Spike Milligan

Cradle Song by William Blake

Daffodowndilly by A. A. Milne

Down the Stream the Swans All Glide by Spike Milligan

Early Learning by Stuart Macfarlane

Feelings by Spike Milligan

Fire in the window by Mary Mapes Dodge

Halved by Spike Milligan

Hey, diddle, diddle by Anonymous

Hickory, dickory, dock by Anonymous

Horse Whispers by Stuart Macfarlane

Hot-cross buns! by Anonymous

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall by Anonymous

I must go down to the sea again by Spike Milligan

I wish I was much bigger by Stuart Macfarlane

If I could write words by Spike Milligan

In the Land of the Bumbley Boo by Spike Milligan

Infant Joy by William Blake

Itsy bitsy spider by Anonymous

Once Upon A Time by A. A. Milne

Oojah-ka-Piv by Spike Milligan

Orstralia by Spike Milligan

Our Prayer for You by Stuart Macfarlane

Phillip Le Barr by Spike Milligan

Poor Crow! by Mary Mapes Dodge

Ride a cockhorse to Banbury Cross by Anonymous

Scorflufus by Spike Milligan

So Fair is She by Spike Milligan

Soldier Freddy by Spike Milligan

Standing Room Only by Spike Milligan

Swing Song by A. A. Milne

The ABC by Spike Milligan

The Last Laugh by Betjeman Concordance

The Microbe by Hilaire Belloc

The Moon came late by Mary Mapes Dodge

There are holes in The Sky by Spike Milligan

There once was a parrot named Jack by Stuart Macfarlane

There was a little girl by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There Was a Little Turtle by Anonymous

There was an Old Man on the Border by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man on the Border by Edward Lear

There was an Old Person of Nice by Edward Lear

Two Children by Spike Milligan

Unto Us by Spike Milligan

Values '67 by Spike Milligan

Wee Willie Winkie by Anonymous

Yankee Doodle by Anonymous

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Never Marry an Elephant by Stuart Macfarlane

Never Marry an Elephant,
Itís not a good idea,
I met one once at a dance,
While drinking too much beer.

Before I knew, I had proposed,
And a wedding day was set,
We werenít married by a minister,
We were married by the Vet.

We honeymooned at Glasgow Zoo,
It was a lot of fun,
We spent our time eating penguins,
While basking in the sun.

But soon our marriage was over,
And I was free once more,
Oh never marry an elephant,
For by gosh how they SNORE!
(Copyright Stuart Macfarlane)



I must go down to the sea again by Spike Milligan

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky;
I left my shoes and socks there - I wonder if they're dry?



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