Michael Rosen

(7 May 1946 / Harrow, London)

Down Behind The Dustbin - Poem by Michael Rosen

Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Ted.
‘Leave me alone,’ he says,
‘I’m just going to bed.’
Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Roger.
‘Do you own this bin?’ I said.
‘No. I’m only a lodger.’
Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Sue.
‘What are you doing here?’ I said.
‘I’ve got nothing else to do.’


Comments about Down Behind The Dustbin by Michael Rosen

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (5/16/2018 10:58:00 AM)


    Master piece.... nice rhythm....like it as well (Report) Reply

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  • (4/26/2018 2:08:00 PM)


    Current day Shakespeare (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2018 11:40:00 AM)


    Cool. I like this poem quite a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/3/2016 3:55:00 PM)

    Nice Poem
    I enjoyed it...Good rhyme and nice theme. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (10/25/2015 11:49:00 PM)


    The poem can easily be added to our existing corpus of nursery rhymes. This is so cute and lovely. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2015 10:08:00 PM)


    The poem is simple with rhyme. Nice.
    One person is sitting lonely and idly;
    another man asks 'why do you sit here;
    the other man says, 'Just like that'

    an another person is walking lonely and idly;
    His friend asks him, 'Where do you go? '
    He says, 'No where! 'Just like that'
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2015 7:31:00 AM)


    very sweet entertainer. There is no need to search any meaning or message. Entertainment for the sake of fun. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks.10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2015 1:09:00 AM)


    each might be saying
    that he or she
    is trapped into having to say something
    that rhymes with
    his or her name.
    Ted and Sue and Roger provide much variety.
    Orange and Purple might lead to revolution.
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2012 5:25:00 AM)


    what you are about to say? . can i know? (Report) Reply

  • Lola (11/26/2012 1:12:00 PM)


    Please add some other verses! cheers :) (Report) Reply

  • (3/3/2005 6:57:00 AM)


    Who's Sue? ................................................... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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