Mr. Pickle’s Pet Shop is the pet shop I’ve always wanted to own. However, my own ‘pet shop’ (well, it’s my laundry actually) is currently exploding with lots and lots of lovely baby rainforest snails. These make fascinating and easy to keep pets. So with every copy of 50 Funny Poems for Children in which you can read about Mr. Pickle’s Pet Shop and lots of other fun poems for children, I’m offering 4 baby rainforest snails plus care sheet of course. Just $10.00 + postage for book and babies. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Boarding the old boat
families seeking new lives
refugees at risk
corruption giving false hopes
the boat splinters, drowning dreams
Parading on the toy shop shelf
they jostle for attention.
Those big wide eyes, those plastic smiles
and legs too long to mention.
mirrored in dolls.
Choose Dora, choose Katniss
Or Jacob from Twilight,
a Barbie, a Bratz,
Which one will your child choose to be?
Well it’s been six months since I set this blog up and wrote something on it. Today I’ve found a theme I like. Now, I need to write more and learn more!!
I don’t like vampires, they’re toothy and scary.
I cannot stand werewolves, they’re noisy and hairy.
But ghosts, I just love them.
They glide across halls,
and what’s even cooler, they glide right through walls.
(I wrote this from a chld’s perspective after watching Robson Green in ‘Being Human’. Must admit, I still love him, even when he’s a werewolf!}
I’m not much of a shopper but, hey, who could resist a Charles Dickens 200 year anniversary t- shirt? Or a fantastic set of story cubes to get the creative juices flowing. I found them at http://www.readersniche.com.au Thanks Miranda for the great service.
It used to be Green Eggs and Ham. Now it’s just junk e’s and spam!
Seriously though, as someone who loves to write (especially poetry and short stories) I decided that I need to learn to blog, so, without having a clue what I’m doing, I’ve set up this blog. I have no idea where it will take me, but I’ve already discovered so many wonderful blog sites belonging to other writers that I’m hoping I will learn from them and connect with others so that we can share our writing adventures.
I love reading it and I love writing it. I especially love the works of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and the unforgettable Spike Milligan.