Children's

Simple Things

Simple Things By Paul McCann Simple things for little boys, things like simple toys or comic books. A loving look brings so much joy so if you have a...

The Games That Children Play

The Games That Children Play By Paul McCann Well you are the bold deceiver an unknown quantity . You hide yourself in innocence , the child for all...

The Vickery

(children's poem) The Vickery When the night is dark And there's not much about That is the time When the Vickery comes out It huddles in shadows...

Kailey Hoops And Guiders

Kailey Hoops And Guiders By Paul Mc Cann Slicked up my soup and took my hoop , My Ma just took a fit . I asked my Da for Craic Cause my Da’s just...

The Doves Coo

The Doves Coo By Paul McCann Oh see the dove , she’s now asleep high up in that old oak tree . Secure she’ll be until the dawn in her nest she’ll...

The Edible Children

A poem to celebrate the kids going back to school. ‘Naughty, cheeky, INSILENT children!’ the teacher screams red faced. She’s lost the plot because...
Cherry

Shy (Prologue) (Part 2)

At last the night came. The moon was fat and full like a peach. All day the castle rumbled to the sound of its many visitors, and as the evening’s...
Cherry

Shy (Prologue) (Part 1)

This is the prologue to a children's/YA novel. The prologue is written in the style of a fairytale, but the rest of the novel is not. Hope you enjoy...

Alice & Kopu

There was a little girl named Alice who lived in a cottage near a huge forest. She lived with her wonderful family. She always wanted to head into...
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Inter-tidal life

This was written for my children long ago, to try to capture the underwater scene change. I posted it some time ago as simply ‘Seashore’, but thought it was worth reposting for the August topic of Poetry monthly.