Posts tagged ‘penguin’

March 27, 2023

Percy Penguin (again)

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in the ‘My Very Best’ series

I once knew a penguin called Percy
He was a good friend of mine
He lived in a hole in the garden
And came out when it was fine

When the sun shone bright in the sky overhead
He came out of his hole in the ground
And we’d chase each other in the garden
Around and around and around

December 6, 2022

Birmingham Penguin

by Jem Croucher
Met a penguin on the street
in Birmingham city centre
he wasn't saying much but then
I'm not sure he was meant ta'
'Cos he was simply standing there
looking rather splendid
so as with penguins everywhere
he was one I then befriended

August 7, 2022

Resident Penguin

by Jem Croucher
Buried in the undergrowth
we found a penguin hiding
brushed him off and gave him
somewhere better to reside in
thought that it must surely be
a sign for better things
as for our new allotment a
new life with him begins

February 16, 2017

The Winter Word

by Jem Croucher


If I were a penguin
I’m sure I’d think it nice
when all was cold around me
and the ground was thick with ice

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November 29, 2015

The penguin dichotomy

by Jem Croucher


Like little old men
they totter about
wobbling unsteady
as if they have gout
They fall over a lot
on their short stubby legs
and are really unsteady
on those little pegs

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January 22, 2015

Penguin Ralph – haiku

by Jem Croucher


Penguin Ralph’s wetsuit
Protecting all his feathers
So cuts the mustard!

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