Prompt #4 Acrostic week

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Acrostic week here we go

Could you give it a shot?

Reach within

Oh remember the first letter of each line

Spells out a word

Try something new

Imaginative and incredible

Can you email to:

We will each week for a time have a different style of poetry to showcase. If you have never tried a certain type how about giving it a go?

Thankyou for your contributions


And incase you were wondering where the word Acrostic comes from read below for the answer.


The Frog’s Protest


The Frogs’ Protest

“Frogs unite. It isn’t fair!
Come together everywhere!
Leave your puddles, ponds and pools:
Join the students in their schools!
Send their ears your loudest croak,
So they’ll learn it’s not a joke:
Giving a whole Year to Dogs!
What about we jolly Frogs?!”
Monty Edwards

Thoughts of a ‘Velcro’ Dog


Thoughts of a ‘Velcro’ Dog

A wonder dog, an under dog,
an over dog, a rover dog.
A round about and through dog.
I’ll-find-a-way-that’s-new dog.
I really think it’s time you knew-
If I’m your dog I’ll be with you.
There’s simply nothing you can do-
If you go out I’m coming too.

©   Kate O’Neil

Legs in the air with Teacher Notes

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Legs in the air

What have you been eating Brock?
That is causing quite a stink
Was it green and red?
Or yellow, brown and pink?

What have you been eating Brock?
The smell is really bad
Was it a piece of carrot cake?
You stole from snoring Dad

What have you been eating Brock?
The whole house it does reek
Was it from the garbage bin
That’s been sitting there all week

What have you been eating Brock?
Your gastric juices churning
One whiff and we will leave the room
Today not be returning

Brock, your plan is very clever
As you work your inner gut
To get your favourite seat at home
You whistle out your butt

Jeanie Axton

This is Brock. Look at that grin.

Teacher Notes:

If you want to be slightly serious you could have a discussion about what causes flatulence in dogs. Types of foods to avoid etc

However if you can get hold of the book “ Walter the Farting Dog” and read to your class I guarantee you will have laughter. Here is a link to the book being read aloud on YouTube with great sound effects.

Have fun.

This Man About Town

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In an urban residence
Lurks that animal of leisure
Barks work is for peasants
Life is for pleasure.

A beautiful Border Collie
A good working breed
Sneers chasing sheep a folly
No way to get a feed.

Always complacent
And so very smug
The most perfect mate
To cut a rug.

Always so immaculate
So very well attired
Ready for a dinner date
Whenever required.

So pay for his food
For the man about town
Don’t ever be rude
Or bother to frown.

And his fans are all sighing
As the scandal breaks
And rumours are flying
Jagger’s actions are fakes.

Such lovely brown eyes
Swearing cupboard love
Not very wise
To believe the above.

Are you paying his board
And never judgemental
About what you can afford
Always so sentimental.

Charming and flirtatious
Our expert Romeo
So obliging and gracious
A well fed gigolo.


Margaret Pearce





The Year of the Dog

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The Year of the Dog.

The Chinese New Year started.
It signalled with a clang.
It commenced with quite a clamour.
It started with a – cock-a-doodle-doo!

The rooster had returned,
From his year away.
A one year celebration;
A rest from Hen Chalet.

Farmer Mick was happy,
To have the rooster back.
But the precedent was set,
Thus the dog became quite slack.

So they made up an agreement;
To celebrate the dog year.
The dog would be the farmer,
And the farmer would be pooch!

Heel! Drop! Roll!
Fetch! Stay! Go!
Farmer Mick took orders.
The dog just watched him go.

He rounded up the cows,
Then he shepherded the sheep.
He chased the cat for hours,
Then he heard a car horn beep.

He chased that car right in to town.
He finally felt quite beat.
So he walked into the café;
He supposed he’d get a treat.

Just sit I’ll fetch a menu
Said the waiter with a grin.
So he did as he was told;
Sitting next to Farmer Flynn.

Soon other farmers followed.
The café was jam-packed.
They were growling ‘bout the new year
And the Chinese Zodiac.

Farmer Bill was livid:
I’m doing all the work;
I’m barking at the postman,
He thinks I’ve gone berserk.

Each week my dog gets pampered
At the Dapper Dog Salon.
Then he has a doggycino
And a meaty doggy scone.

Last year it was the rooster,
Next year it is the pig.
I’m going to join the circus;
Protested Farmer Twig.

The farmers kept on whining,
Some circling round and round.
Then suddenly they all stood up,
Alert to a command.

Each farmer raced off out the door
Of Café Tucker Box.
Obedient and good,
Pulling up their socks.

One year of celebration
For each one of their dogs.
They really are so faithful
Admitted Farmer Noggs.

By Louise McCarthy.


Year of the Dog

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Thankyou for the dog poems that have been submitted for Chinese New Year
“The Year of the Dog”

Please continue to send in Dog/Chinese related poetry until the 25th to



Today a traditional Chinese New Year greeting sent in by James A.

Gongxi gongxi — wishing you
gongxi facai — make a fortune,
May the New Year bring you luck
and may you make your fortune soon!

(Gongxi facai is a traditional New Year greeting.
gong-see: to wish
far-tsai: make a fortune)

James Aitchison