Poem by my Cat
Michael is OK
but the trouble with Michael
is that when he stands up
he doesn’t have a lap.
The idea behind this poem is that a pet has thoughts about the person looking after it.
Our cat loves sitting on our laps. So I thought about how the cat might think of what it feels like when I get up. Where does Michael’s lap go? Why haven’t I, the cat, still got that nice warm place to sit on?
You could use that idea. Think about your pet. What does your pet like doing? What does your pet like you doing? What does your pet NOT like you doing? What would your pet like you to do or not do?
These are all questions you could answer from the point of view of your pet – as if your pet can talk and write poems!
Poems like this can be very short – or as long as you like. They can rhyme or not rhyme. You can have bits of them that are repeated and so make a rhythm. Or not, if you don’t want to…
Over to you.