All About Poets

 

 

A poet is for life

not just for Christmas Day.

Stroking a silky-haired poet

can soothe your troubles away.

 

A long-haired breed of poet

should always be kept well-groomed.

Keep their sleeping-quarters

in a draught-free part of the room.

 

Do not indulge your poet

with titbits from your plate.

Encourage regular exercise 

to avoid excessive weight.

 

It is generally thought unhealthy

to have poets in your bed.

Be sensitive about disposal

once your poet is dead.

 

Sorry, I meant to say ‘pet’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Trevor Parsons

Originally published in The Jumble Book, Macmillan, and in Hear Here! published by Hands Up Books (pbk) and then Poet and Painter (hbk)