Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


Hi There

I’m what is called a human, I’m part of the human race,
I’ve a mouth, two ears and eyes, and a nose sits on my face.
I have a hairy carpet that is covering my head,
And because I do get tired, I just spend each night in bed.

I have also got two legs, both with a hip at one end,
Because, very regularly, I’ve a certain need to bend.
The other end of my legs are sporting two five toed feet,
Which keep me standing upright when not sitting on my seat.

In the middle of each leg, I have what is called a knee,
Which if I misplace bed socks, help me under my bed see.
They also come in handy regarding a wife-to-be,
For when one is proposing, one can go down on their knee.

I’m rather elongated, with odd bulges here and there,
My tummy has a button, but don’t ask me why it’s there.
I have also got two arms, each with fingers and a hand,
Which I find come in handy when attempting a head stand.

I find my toes quite useful when a biscuit tin’s too high,
And the muscles in my legs, needed speed can soon supply.
In the middle of my arms, I have elbows that help too,
For when I’m feeling weary, I can lean on them, and do.

I’ve a neck that I can turn when I need to look around,
One that I can quickly tilt, should some money hit the ground.
I’ve a tongue and lots of teeth that enable me to eat,
And lips I’m often licking, for I’m partial to a treat.

I’ve shoulders that are handy when I’ve loads upon my mind,
And when my shoulders are massaged, it  helps me to unwind.
I’ve a back for lying on when the daily chores are done,
And I’ve a sense of humour, hence this poem I hope’s fun.

Oh, did I forget my thumb? Sorry. It’s what I use to strum.

By Lance Landall