Jill Townsend has had poems for children published in over 80 anthologies and her collection, Going To The Olympics, is available from Amazon on Kindle or for download to a p.c. She also writes for adults. Her website is here.
Here is one of her lovely poems:
LETTER TO MY UNCLE
- The 17th of March.
Thank you for your invitation
to sail with you next month. I’d very much
like to accept but there’s a complication –
I really ought to write and ask my parents.
They may not let me miss more time from school
after my illness. So, with your forbearance,
I’ll write. But stopping me would be too cruel!
I hear that the Titanic’s really something –
the biggest thing afloat, that’s what they say.
Her maiden voyage! And I could be coming.
If they say no, I think I’ll stow away!
Perhaps there’s hope though. Maybe they’ll agree.
I’ll let you know.
Your loving nephew,
© Jill Townsend 2000
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