Scene of the Slime

Now yesterday I planted out
My annuals in a bed laid out
I went to take a look today
But find my annuals gone away
What evil in my garden walks?
All I see are marigold stalks
Now I see the trails of slime
I know who did this awful crime
Not creepy crawlies or even bugs
But evil little snails and slugs
You cannot poison them they say
That isn’t nice there’s another way
Grit or egg shell on the trail
Or little cups of beer or ale
But I’m not one to treat them nice
They will pay the ultimate price

About the Poem

Funny childrens poems about slugs and snails are usually of the anthropomorphic variety, but this is a dark and menacing poem about the revenge to be extracted on these slimy garden invaders.

Category

Animal Antics

Style

Rhyming poem

Length

16 lines

Key Stage

KS2, KS3

Author

Paul Curtis

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