Wishes

Inspired by Kenneth Koch’s book Wishes, Lies and Dreams here are some wish poems by the Inky Writers children.

I wish that I was a lion with a golden mane sitting in the hot sun.
I wish I could go to the moon and look at Earth turning around.
I wish I could have a castle made out of quality street and I could eat it so there’s only coloured wrappers left.
I wish I was king and could make a blacksmith make me a golden sword.

I wish I had all the superpowers in the world, I would save the world 50 times
I would have a giant mountain on Mars
I would have the biggest gaming system in the world
I would have all the pets I ever want

I wish I owned the world so I could stop people from killing animals and I would let the animals in zoos out.

I wish for 1000 pounds
I wish for a mansion
I wish for a blue football
I wish for a rocket
I wish for a bouncy castle
I wish for a castle made out of sweets
I wish to go to the moon
I wish to go to Mars
I wish for all the Mars bars in the world
I wish I could play the saxophone

This poem was written by all the Inky Writers – one or two lines each:
I wish I could be a famous goalkeeper and keep a clean sheet
I wish I could stop people killing animals
I wish I was the best Man City player who scored 1000 goals
I wish I was a lion who ate 100,000,000 birds
I wish I had ten cats
I wish I could own the world
I wish I could tell everyone who loved who without getting hurt
I wish I could fly into space and talk to the moon
I wish I had the best superpowers and I could defeat all the super villains
I wish I had all the wishes I want
I wish I was magical

 

Photo credit: Flickr John Liu

Secrets

Bert Ernie

Inspired by Pie Corbett’s Mini Secrets activity, we made a list of objects and animals, then wrote their secrets…

As well as short poems in their own right, they’d make good starters for stories.

The Fox’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
My eyes are made of stars.

The Lion’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
My mane is made from the sun.

The Leopard’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
My dots are from eating a spotted dinosaur.

The Haunted Castle’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I was made by ghosts and monsters.

The Ghost’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I am afraid of water.

The Water’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I hate fish.

The Lion’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I’m afraid of fire.

Pac Man’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I wear a bow tie.

The Cat’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I’m afraid of the dark.

The Well’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I have a crocodile in my waters.

The Sand Timer’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I count down the minutes of your life.

The Diamond’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I am made of glass.

The Candle’s Secret
I’ll never tell anyone but
I am a bomb in disguise.

[photo credit: See-Ming Lee Flickr]