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HUMOROUS POEMS

SEARCHING FOR A PET MINDER
Edel Wignell

A poem for five voices

'We're going on holidays, and I'm looking for someone
Who'll mind a special pet while we're away.'
   'Miffy, my kitten, will be glad of a mate –
   She loves to tumble and run and play.
   Show me the photo...
   No! Oh no!'

'We're going on holidays and I need a minder
Who's gentle and kind and will look after my pet.'
   'I'll do it. Rover, my puppy is friendly –
   He's loved every puppy and dog that he's met.
   Show me the photo…
   No! Oh no!'

'We're going on holidays and I need a kind friend
To look after my pet – he doesn't eat much.'
   'Rory, my rabbit, would like a new friend
   To romp and chase and sleep in his hutch.
   Show me the photo…
   No! Oh no!'

'Hi, Grandpa! We're going on holidays,
Will you look after my pet for me?'
   'I've seen your pet - the best pet yet!
   He'll wind round my body and curve on my knee!
   'I'd love to – a python is the perfect pet.

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SUPER-CROSSINGS
Edel Wignell

Cross a zebra with a pig,
   And what do you get?
The strangest striped sausage
   That you ever met!

Cross a roo with a sheep,
   What have you got there?
A cute, beaut kanga-suit,
   Or a woolly jumper to wear.

Cross a rose with a crocodile,
   Can anyone tell it?
It's dangerous and toothy
   So don't try to smell it!

Cross a giraffe with a dog,
   Are you racking your brains?
It's a creature that barks
   At low-flying planes.

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DOGGEREL
Edel Wignell

'Here's a doggy saying,'
   The hound said to the frog.
'A dog can have a flea,
   But a flea can't have a dog.'

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