A fly can walk upon a wall
And never tumble down.
Small tadpoles never learn to swim,
Yet never ever drown.
Up on the ceiling of the room
A spider walks along
And, unlike me, can make a web
That’s oh so very strong.
The butterfly has pretty wings:
She’s lucky - she can fly -
But I know I can’t do these things
And never really try.
The bee lands on a nice red rose.
That’s something you can’t do.
Well, would you like to be like them
Or be a child, like you?
Copyright on all my poems
No, this minibeast poem and many others didn't go into the five books published in 2010. They weren't written then. I think I shall have to stop writing poems and find a new hobby now as I didn't realize I'd written so many. I do hope your children like this poem.
Your children might like to discuss what THEY can do but perhaps a minibeast, an animal or bird cannot do by listening to and reading this poem: I'm Happy I'm Human - Josie