John Foster

children's poet

Have You Ever?

Have you ever seen a fox learning to box

Or heard a butterfly cry?

Have you ever played rummy with a pharaoh’s mummy

Or snakes and ladders with a fly?

Have you skated on the ice with a family of mice

Or looked the Loch Ness Monster in the eye?

Have you ever heard a scarf give a hearty laugh

Or heard a bow-tie give a sigh?

Have you ever had a chat with a ginormous rat?

You haven’t? Well, neither have I!


Copyright © John Foster

Have You Ever? is included in Born To Giggle, a collection of poems compiled by Ian Billings, published by Save the Children.