Australian poetry written especially for children of all ages including pre-school children.
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Post by Cropduster » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:26 am


I asked my mum 'How will I know
If I do something wrong.
She told me that my conchers would
Help me to get along.

"Just listen to my conchers and
you'll know what you should do".
I don't know who my conchers are
Some people I once knew?

"Where will I find my conchers, mum?
Are they under my bed?
Are conchers real or make believe?
Are they inside my head?"

And then one day I heard a voice
That stopped me on the spot.
"If I were you I'd think again
Perhaps you just should not".

I looked around, no one was there
to say a single word.
I knew then that my Conchers were
the voices that I heard.

'Listen to your heart' is the
advice that I now give.
I think that deep within the heart
is where the conchers live.

Copyright (c) Allan Cropper February 2015

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Post by Catherine Lee » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:42 pm

I enjoyed this one too Allan - it's cute, simple and different, with a good summing up of what the 'conchers' really is.

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Post by Neville Briggs » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:46 pm

hmm a bit of playground philosophy. Good on ya Allan.
" Prose is description, poetry is presence " Les Murray.

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