Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Knowledge: old and new

Another entry from this year's Junior Poetry Prize, by Hollie Canning (III form):-

Knowledge: old and new

When I was young
I used to think
that pigs could fly
and cats could wink.

I have a secret
and you must keep it:
I thought parrots could bark, and
carrots would make you see in the dark.

How silly I was back then -
when I dug in the sand
to find a land,
and demanded chocolate for dinner.

But now I know
how kiddies show
the purest innocence
You could ever know.

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