The challenge set to the local community (any age – not just kids) as part of the village festival, was a poem that was less than 200 words and included the word ‘smile’. I think they picked 5 winners and he has a £10 book voucher waiting for him so is a happy boy.
I am not sure this was exactly what they had in mind but I think it’s absolutely brilliant 🙂 🙂 The best poetry has some truth behind it and there is nothing truer than the last sentence 🙂
The Happy Jogger
He quickly jumped over the stile
He’d been running half a mile
He was going for a 3 mile goal
He did every step with a happy smile.
He was all smiles
as he ran 10 miles
He jumped over stiles
as he ran 10 miles.
But suddenly I don’t know when or how
Out of the field came a big, fat cow.
It gave the jogger something he didn’t want now
A pat on the head.
As he trudged home mile after mile
When you’re covered in cowpats it’s hard to smile.