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 ...
Fungie And The Cormorant
A dolphin lost his wife,
The love of his life.
In Dingle Bay.
He chose to stay.
Fungie was his name,
His play brought fame,
But he felt all alone,
With his sweetheart flown.