I wanted to write a poem like Michael Rosen
For National Poetry Day.
So I hemmed and hawwed.
And I got cross because
I just couldn’t seem to capture his style
And I looked out of the window at the zoo instead.
I thought about the zoo.
I thought about the lions
All mane and roar
Locked in their cages together
Like a big gold puddle that wants to eat you up.
I thought what Michael Rosen would have to say
But I never really got it right
And got back to making video games instead.