Six silly similes as free as a bird
Sat in a little line not uttering a word.
Five silly similes as straight as a die
Looked at each other and started to sigh.
Four silly similes as light as a feather
Sitting in the hot sun and basking all together.
Three silly similes, much slower than a snail,
Started looking worried and turned rather pale.
Two very silly similes, as pure as driven snow,
Said: Only two more verses and can we both then go?
One lonely silly simile that was as slippery as an eel,
Was eaten by a great big bird that was searching for a meal.
There are no more silly similes - so wherever did they go?
Perhaps if you should find them, would you write to let me know?
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This poem was chosen by teachers and children in many schools across West Yorkshire as one of almost 400 poems which were published in 2010.