Sue Kilbracken


The Boy - Poem by Sue Kilbracken

The boy stood on the burning deck
stomping his feet like mad.
Earlier he'd put a cigarette butt out
but no-one else had.

'Why, oh why on earth do ducks have such big broad flat feet? '
he asked,
'Why and wherefore do they do? '
'Why? ', wisely said his mother,
'for stomping out the burning decks
like good little sailor boys do.'

'So why, oh why, do elephants
have such big expansive feet? ' [Yucks.]
'Didn't your mother ever tell you?
It's to stomp out burning ducks.'


Comments about The Boy by Sue Kilbracken

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, April 28, 2006



[Report Error]