Attie Lime is a children’s poet whose favourite places to write are her writing shed and fields. Her three boys inspire her constantly, as well as her ankle-biting cat! She enjoys writing poems about nature and feelings, and loves sharing funny poems in schools to make children laugh. She has poetry published in various print and online publications, and her first poetry collection for children will be published by Beir Bua Press in 2023. Attie’s website is www.attielime.co.uk and she is on Twitter @AttieLime.
And here is one of Attie’s poems!
Look Who’s in the Toy Box
My mum and dad aren’t normal
I know saying it’s not good
I love them and they’re special
but I’d change them if I could.
The problem isn’t homework
or making me do chores
they cook nice food and buy me gifts
and neither of them snores.
The issue with my parents
which has got me in a fix
is that they’re made of Lego –
yes – they’re made of plastic bricks.
It might sound fun to others
but believe me when I say
Mum’s head rolling down the playground
is the worst part of my day.
My dad is strong and muscly
he can lift up Lego trees
but he never goes upstairs to bed
as he cannot bend his knees.
Mum has two expressions
she can smile and she can scowl
one on the front and one on the back
her head swivels like an owl.
My friends are understanding
my teacher’s been a star
but I’ve decided to exchange them
for a turbo racing car.
© Attie Lime