There once was a girl called Plum Pudding –
As sweet as a small girl could be –
And a popular girl was Plum Pudding
For no child was more favoured than she.
A clever young girl was Plum Pudding
With a truly poetical brain –
And once she learnt how to write poems,
She’d write them again and again.
She wrote about fairies and witches;
She wrote about dragons as well -
And, of course, writing so many poems,
It helped small Plum Pudding to spell.
Her teacher said: “Goodness, Plum Pudding:
You’re top of the class yet again.
I wonder, now, just what you’re doing
That’s doing such good for your brain?”
“It’s poetry” said little Plum Pudding.
“And I’ve written a poem for you.”
Said the teacher: “The writing of poetry
Is a gift that is given to few.
"It’s a skill that needs daily attention.
You must write a few lines every day
But be careful – remember this one thing:
You really should find time to play.
"A poet who’s no time for playing
Is a poet who isn’t much fun,
And a poet who just thinks of poems
Is quite boring when all’s said and done."
Now Plum Pudding’s a poet quite famous
So look for her books when about
For I’m sure that Miss Plum Pudding Poetry
Is today very famous, no doubt!
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