Poem for Children winner 2009 - Heather Reid


Chinese Whispers

Psst, the new boy in the class
moved here from Wales.
Pass it on.

Psst, the new boy
has a glass tank filled with snails.
Pass it on.

Psst, the new boy’s face is blank
and very pale.
Pass it on.

Psst, the new boy’s dad
once caught a killer whale!
Pass it on.

Psst, the new boy
has twelve fingers and a tail!
Pass it on.

Psst, the new boy’s granny,
vanished in a gale!
Pass it on.

Psst, the new boy
Comes to school by first class mail!
Pass it on.

But, I’m the new boy
my name’s Michael Murray.
I’ve never been to Wales,
I come from Surrey!

Psst, the new boy has green nails
and drives a lorry.
Pass it on...