Being Silly

I’ve been reading some lovely poems on a site called  She hosts ‘Prose for Thought’ every Thursday where you can read her wonderful poetry along with that of others who link up each week. You can visit her site by clicking here or on the image opposite.


I’ve been meaning to add my own for a few weeks however like most things in my life the weeks pass with me being no nearer to finishing whatever it is I started. So instead, I’m linking up one I wrote last year called ‘Being Silly’ …..



Sometimes you can be a bit nincompoopy,
You’re allowed the occasional huff.
You can cause a to-do, or a hullabaloo, or a mixture of all the above.


Sometimes you’re supposed to be just a tad loopy.
A twit or a twit twit a woo.
You can sound the odd poop, have a burp in your soup, or just scare complete strangers with ‘BOO!’


Sometimes it’s OK to speak gobbledygooky.
Blow raspberries or trump willy nilly.
You can play in the muck, eat worms that are yuck, but always, yes always, be silly!



  • Crumbs & Pegs

    Love it! Hope you’re going to write more. (I can imagine Quentin Blake illustrations to accompany this!)It’s the kind of poem that would have my 4yo in hysterics. Happy new year to you!

  • Mette
  • Nelly

    Love the poem. Good work xxxxx

  • MishMashMamma

    Made me smile! :-)

  • Granny

    Always knew from an early age that you were a gifted poet!!!

  • Vevivos

    This is fabulous, a great light-hearted poem which expresses how everyone should be – if only! Thank you so much for linking up to Prose for Thought – yet another talented writer :) xx. Oh, and I am LOVING your blog and its theme.

    • Mark

      Thank-you, really nice of you to say. I’m really enjoying going back through all the poems.

  • Karen Marquick

    what a fun poem xx popping over from Prose for Thought x

    • Mark

      Thank-you. Off to read and comment on all the others!

  • Judith

    Your poem made me smile. Looking forward to more! Also, I LOVE your blog design.

    • Mark

      Thank-you, and thanks reading it and taking the time to leave a comment.

  • Jaime Oliver

    What a fab poem, I can’t wait to read more!

    Also its the first time i have popped over and wanted to say … fab blog :-)

  • Helen Braid

    How very cheery – I love it! xx

  • Mrs Teepot

    What a wonderfully fun poem!