Posted in International Womens Day

Poem for #InternationalWomensDay – Supermarket Blues by Carole Bromley

Supermarket Blues

I don’t want to be adorable,
I want to be a high flyer,
I want to be as ugly as I like
and zoom over the rooftop
of the person who thinks
it’s a cute idea for girls
to wear pink and for boys
to hog all the other colours
in the rainbow I’ll fly over
not wearing the frilly top
with the soppy mouse on.

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© Carole Bromley

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Carole’s website is here. Her book, Blast Off, can be bought here.

Posted in Freedom Poem, National Poetry Day 2017

Freedom Poem for National Poetry Day by Carole Bromley

Golden Time

 

 

I might do a painting, I might read a book,

I might write a poem, I might learn to cook.

 

I might do some tracing, I might act a play,

I might make a pot with some modelling clay.

 

I might build some Lego, I might sing a song.

I might do some sums, I might get them wrong.

 

I might get the guinea pig out of his cage,

I might get dressed up and dance on the stage.

 

I might make a spaceship and fly up to Mars,

I might switch the lights out and study the stars.

 

I might make a potion, I might cast a spell

I might make a prince from a frog in a well.

 

I might explore Africa, might cross the Pole,

might play for England, might score a goal.

 

I might fly a jet plane, might walk on the moon,

I can do what I want for a whole afternoon.

 

I might be a Viking, I might be from Rome.

I would rule the world but it’s time to go home.

 

 

© Carole Bromley

Posted in Poetry Book Parade

Blast Off!

From a new imprint of Smith/Doorstop for children’s poetry, Small Donkey, Blast off is by newcomer Carole Bromley.

It is illustrated by the detailed and charming ink drawings of Cathy Benson, who illustrated most of the children’s poetry published by the late Gerard Benson.

There’s a poem for every mood in this book – warm, funny, exploring many of the concerns pertaining to primary children, it feels like a hug.

Suitable for younger readers round the fire with mum and dad or for older primary readers on their own.

Here’s poem from the mix to judge for yourselves!

 

DIY Zoo Poem

 

I went to the zoo and looked in a cage,

Beware of these tigers. They get in a  —-

 

I went to the zoo and looked in the pool.

Not a fish in sight, I felt such a —-

 

I went to visit the elephant house.

nothing in there, just a little grey —–

 

I followed a sign This way to the apes.

not a monkey around to eat my ——

 

I nagged and nagged to see a giraffe

but my father said You’re having a —–

 

they’re all fast asleep like the chimpanzees

and the sloths and koalas up in the —–

 

and the Emperor Penguins in their box

but the owls and the bats and the arctic —

 

are all wide awake cos they think it’s night,

so whatever you do, don’t switch on the —–

 

 

© Carole Bromley 2017