Monday, April 11, 2016


Three children's poems published on the Australian Children's Poetry website and many thanks to writing colleague and editor Teena Raffa-Mulligan. I was inspired to write these three from Prompt #4 Texture.  "Walls" seems popular and posted here.
https://australianchildrenspoetry.com.au/2016/03/20/poem-of-the-day-320/



Walls

Some people love walls.
They keep in yelping dogs,
But never cats or birds.
No one sees them talking at night
Yet walls do talk – to each other.
They compare positions, compositions.
Are they stone, cement or brick?
When they need our attention
They crumble for repair.
In winter a storm will blow them over.
Make gaps for geckos and hens.
Can you see the creatures scurrying
Passing two abreast?
Robert Frost loved walls, and said
They make good neighbours
Especially if they talked,
Had one’s garden trimmed,
Kept apple trees to one side
Pine cones to the other.

Do you love walls?

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