Poems for young minds

The following ‘poems’ are excerpts from my books available on Amazon and other Book sites.

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Uncle Ollie’s Alphabet Follies  

A is for Aardvark

Well why not?
The Aardvark has a great long snout
Where Ants go in and can’t get out
Another name for snout is nose
ill bet his hurts him when he blows
A pig-like thing that hunts at night
He doesn’t even need a light
To find his food.
He sniffs it in
Then heads back home to wash his chin

A is also for Ants
Finding ants isn’t hard
They’re in the house and in the yard
Running left then running right
I wonder where they sleep at at night?
I’ll ask the Aardvark he’s sure to know.
I guess that I don’t mind the ants
I just don’t like them in my pants

 B is for Bear

But a bear isn’t bare
It has lots of hair
Something’s wrong there.
Another bear who isnt bare is
A polar bear
A polar bear has soft white hair
To keep him warm Because;
Where he lives there is no heat
And no galoshes for his feet.
If it gets too long
he can always go to the Barbear
with the comfortable chair
and leave some there.

 L is for Llama (of course)

A llama has too many L’s
I wonder why is that?
He is very like a camel,
which is another kind of mammal
But with a sensible number of L’s

I once met a llama’s mamma
She seemed to be quite nice
Yes, I met a llama’s mamma
In fact, I met her twice

G is for Goose

Is a goose loose?
I haven’t a clue
Is a goose silly?
no more so than you
Can a goose be goosed?
I suppose so, I can’t really say
but Gooses are useful in dozens of ways
We get goose-bumps and goose eggs,
goose necks and goose flesh
We have goose grass,
goose grease, gooseberries
and even goose steppers
lately I’ve thought about planting goose peppers.
With so  many uses if they all flew away
it would cook all our Gooses the very next day

 A Troll said Hello

I met a troll the other day
while walking home from school
he said hello
we talked a while, i told him he was cool

I asked if he could walk me home
so we could talk some more.
He said he could and did
right up to my front door.

He said his name was Carl
I thought that rather odd
but I took his hand and shook real hard
and told him I was Todd.

I asked if he could come inside
and meet my mom and sis
if they don’t see you with their eyes
they never will believe this

OK , said Carl, Let’s go inside
I can even stay to eat
but whatever else we do
don’t let them see my feet

my feet are green and hairy
with bumps and warts and twigs
with uncut nails and scratches
and worms I’ve tried to squash

If your mother’s like the others
she’ll try to make me wash.

 Monkey, Monkey

A monkey climbed up in a tree
To look down on folks
And see what he could see
When he was up so high
Near the sky like that
he felt that he could almost fly;
But he couldn’t.
so instead he peed on someones hat!

Monkeys are like that, you see.

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