An awful thing happened as I’m sure you’ll agree.
Granny lost her false teeth when she swam in the sea
For a wave knocked her over and Gran was confused.
And she walked up the beach looking very bemused.
'What has happened to Granny?' we asked Mum and Dad,
'For she won’t speak a word and her face looks so sad.'
Granny sat on her deckchair and started to sigh.
'Oh whatever’s the matter?' but there came no reply.
But the truth was revealed when we went for a meal
For her secret was awfully hard to conceal.
'Oh I can’t eat my dinner - I can’t chew this beef.
Oh how will I manage without any teef?'
'Look, there’s fish on the menu. That’s softer to chew.'
'Yes, I’ll have some,' said Granny, and added: 'Thank you.'
She cut into the fish – 'What’s this lurking beneath?'
Well you’d hardly believe it! - Gran’s full set of teeth.
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This poem was one of almost 400 poems which was chosen by teachers and children for publication. Before that I'd tried many of my poems on children in my local schools who loved them. I hope your children like this story too. Josie