“The Hugabugable and Other Nonsense”


Here are a few Poems that I wrote a few years ago, they were intended for children of all ages, I hope you enjoy them, do you still have your inner child.

The Hugabugable (just made for hugs)

Hugabugable was pink and portly and round, and squishy and squashy and squeezy
and soft and bouncy and squishy and warm and fluffy and bluffy and teasy

he loved and he lived, he hugged and he bugged and kissed and cuddled like no other
he was one, he was all, my family, my friend, my uncle, my sister, my brother

every night as i slept he crept up onto my bed, to guard and to guide and to cuddle
keep me warm, snuggle up and love lots just for me, to make sure i was never in a muddle

Muscly bossily (the schoolyard bully)

muscly bossily was huger than most
he had muscles on his ears, nose and mouth
and when you would look at him for a second too long
with his muscles he’d turn you inside out
muscly bullied all in  his class, his friends and the teachers too
and because everyone else was afraid of him, no one really knew what to do

then one day a new kid arrived
and muscly couldnt believe his eyes
for standing there in front of him
was a kid so big he had muscles you couldnt disguise

you see this kid was bigger
much bigger than muscly
and kinder and nicer and friendly
and muscly was now oh so quiet
he no longer wanted to bully

Sloppy Sandy (the messy little girl)

Sloppy Sandy slipped and slopped
and sucked and sipped and sloppied

she had cream on her nose
chocolate on her toes
and a belly oh so full of jelly

there were stains on her hands
and stains on her feet
and gooey stuff from ceiling to floor
her house was so sloppy
that when she went out
she ended up stuck to the door

oh how she tried to keep herself clean
she washed head to toe twice a day
but even when she tried to stay clean
sloppy sandy ended up sloppy anyway.

Adrian McKenna is a frontline child care professional; he has worked for many years with young people and adults in residential care, detention services, mental health services and post-adoption services. He currently works with a large Dublin-based charity. He is a Member of The Irish Association of Social Care Workers, Social Justice Ireland and the YES Campaign for Children.

All views expressed are entirely my own unless otherwise stated and are not representative of any organisation or employer past , present or future.

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