“THE SHARK IN THE PARK” by James Aitchison

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THE SHARK IN THE PARK

 

I heard a shark bark

One night in the dark;

It was in the park,

(But just for a lark).

 

There in the moonlight,

Its teeth pearly white,

It gave me a fright

That terrible night.

 

Stop making a din!

You’d better come in,

And don’t flap your fin

At my garbage bin.

 

 

 

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“MONEY, NOT EVERYTHING” by Sahaj

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Every now and then we showcase a poem from overseas.
Sahaj is from India and has been emailing me his poetry and following our site. He attends Dehli Public School, Jammu.
MONEY, NOT EVERYTHING
Money can buy Food but not Nutrition 
Money can buy Gifts but not Thanks.
Money can buy Blanket but not Warmth.
Money can buy Books but not Knowledge.
Money can buy Blood but not Life

Money can buy Clock but not Time.
Money can buy Air Conditioner but not coolness.
Money can buy Bulb but not Brightness.
Money can buy High Post but not Respect.
Money can buy Sugar but not Sweetness.
Sahaj Sabharwal.
                                                                        
   
                                                                    

Prompt #27 “All Things Horse”

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As we head into Melbourne Cup week let’s see what we can come up with “All things Horse”

Please send poems to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

 

 

A plug for Jane Williams re her book launch

 

And a new book by JR Poulter

“A fun/funny poem called BEWARE!  It is based on a game I played with my children.”

And this weeks quote:

“THE OILY OCTOPUS” by Lynne Higgs

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THE OILY OCTOPUS

 

 

 

An octopus observed some ooze upon the ocean.

‘Is it olive oil or toxic poison potion?

He asked a nearby oyster who looked a little off.

She was a tad opaque and she then began to cough.

 

‘What is this oily ooze – its odourous and odd?’

The octopus opined to a nearby orange cod.

‘It’s all atop the ocean tide.’ The cod replied offended.

If this continues on, our organic lives have ended.

 

 

“Baby Shark Remix” by Kylie Covark

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Baby Shark Remix 

 

Baby shark,

Do do do do do do.

Baby shark,

Do do do do do do.

Baby shark,

Do do do do do do.

Baby shark!

 

Watch that net,

Do do do do do do.

Watch that net,

Do do do do do do.

Watch that net,

Do do do do do do.

Watch that net!

 

Swim away,

Do do do do do do.

Swim away,

Do do do do do do.

Swim away,

Do do do do do do.

Swim away!

 

Back to Mum,

Do do do do do do.

Back to Mum,

Do do do do do do.

Back to Mum,

Do do do do do do.

Back to Mum!

 

Never safe,

Do do do do do do.

Never safe,

Do do do do do do.

Never safe,

Do do do do do do.

Never safe!

 

It’s your home,

Do do do do do do.

It’s your home,

Do do do do do do.

It’s your home,

Do do do do do do.

It’s your home!

“Growing Teeth” by Celia Berrell

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Growing Teeth

 

That wily smiley crocodile

when basking in the tropic sun

won’t care two hoots about his teeth.

One breaks – he’ll grow another one.

 

The scary shark has teeth galore.

Three thousand stored inside his face.

He won’t get sore if one falls out.

A spare tooth simply takes its place.

 

The terrapins and turtles each

have zero teeth within their head.

They crop and bite the sea-grass with

a sharp and horny beak instead.

 

A human has two sets of teeth.

The first grow while we’re still quite young

yet start to fall out one by one

as adult teeth push through the gums.

 

But that’s the lot. We grow no more,

no matter how antique we get.

So better keep them clean and bright

unless you want a plastic set!

“Sea Stalker” by Mary Serenc

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Teacher Notes by Jeanie Axton

1. Brainstorm words that describe sharks in general

This could be a starting point

http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=shark&typeofrhyme=jjb

2. Look at the structure of a shark

3. Discuss students experiences of sharks and bring in the topic of shark safety

4. Now with all the brainstorming, knowledge and safety awareness of sharks start writing

5. Younger students could paste their poem in the shape of a shark for displaying in the classroom