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Well there was a knock on the door last night
The peace of the household was shattered all right
It was bedlam and the kids were having a fight
Disgruntled I got up and switched on the light
When I opened the door I half expected to find
The Jehovah witnesses or something of the kind
The milkman collecting his son running behind
Some kind of salesman with forms to be signed
Instead I found a couple in middle age I suppose
Rattling a tin collecting for what god knows
"Good evening we're collecting for Dr Barnado's"
I glanced back; "good you can take one of those".

About the Poem

A disgruntled father tries to offload one of his children on a collector from Dr Barnados. If it sounds unwholesome and slightly sinister, it probably is.

Category

Funny Fathers Day Poems

Style

Rhyming poem

Length

12 lines

Key Stage

KS2, KS3

Author

Paul Curtis

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