Six silly similes as free as a bird
Sat in a line never uttering a word.
Five silly similes as straight as a die
Looked at each other and started to sigh.
Four silly similes as light as a feather
Sat in the sunshine, basking all together.
Three silly similes, slower than any snail,
Started looking worried and turned rather pale.
Two very silly similes, as pure as driven snow,
Said: Only two more verses and can we both then go?
The one lonely little simile, as slippery as any eel,
Was eaten by a great big bird who was searching for a meal.
Now there are no more silly similes - so wherever did they go?
Well perhaps if you should find them, would you write to let me know?
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This poem was chosen by teachers and children in many schools across West Yorkshire as one of 344 poems which were published in 2010.