Stephen Katona Poems
Spider In My Pencil Case
From a group of boys,
Came excited jabbering noise.
In the corner of the playground,
There was something they had found.
A boy called Tom poked it with a stick,
Watching made me feel quite sick.
I could see it was a baby spider,
My first thought was to hide her.
I cupped her in my hands,
And resisted all the boys demands,
Firmly saying 'no,
I'll never let her go! '
She tickled my palm,
Glad to be safe from harm.
I thought hard about a hiding place,
Then dropped her in my pencil case.
From that day on she was my pet.
I kept her safe ...
Blue The Gladiator
An Australian Healer dog called Blue,
Saved his owner when he was two.
Aged eighty five
She's lucky to be alive.
Ruth Gay slipped on her grass,
Breaking her nose and shoulder alas.
On the ground she lay,
Unaware she would be prey.