Wednesday’s National Poetry Day Week poem is from the wonderful Coral Rumble. Coral has worked as a poet and performer for many years and now specialises in writing and performing for children. She has three collections, Creatures, Teachers and Family Features, Breaking the Rules, illustrated by Nigel Baines, and My Teacher’s as Wild as a Bison, also illustrated by Nigel Baines, and has poems in over 100 anthologies for young people. Her website is here.
The Lie Fox
Sometimes, the Lie Fox
Races out of my mouth
Before I can stop him.
He’s a sneaky character –
Crafty, cunning, conniving,
Tricking my tongue into action.
Speedily, he darts into ears,
Wriggles into the minds
Of my trusting friends.
He’s sly, that artful Lie Fox,
Always prising open my pursed lips,
Chasing the truth into dark corners.
© Coral Rumble
Thank you for this great lie poem, Coral!
2 thoughts on “National Poetry Week, Lie Poem from Coral Rumble”
Thank you, Liz. What would we all do without you!
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It’s pleasure, Coral. What lovely folk children’s poets are!