Friday, 9 February 2018

Mine, mine, mine

Hip hip hooray,
A bright and sunny day!
The bell’s gone, school’s out,
the boys go out to play.

They fiddle with their zippers,
they fiddle with their buttons,
‘My, my, my’ says Donald,
my one’s bigger than yours!’

Then they play toy soldiers,
little Vlad and Donald,
they line them up in long straight lines
‘Mine, mine, MINE’s the longest line!’

© Richard Devereux

Richard Devereux is a member of Lansdown Poets and Bristol Stanza. His collection Bill tells the story of his grandfather, a soldier of World War One who fought on the Balkan front in northern Greece. Richard taught English in Athens and his knowledge of Greece inspires and informs much of his writing. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and on-line magazines.