Animal angry poems


After reading the very, very, very, very, very, very fabulous The Day No One Was Angry by Toon Telleegen, I decided to post a challenge to write an angry animal poem. These are my favourites.

Gecko Press published the book and very kindly donated a copy to give away. Thanks Gecko Press. I love all of these but I have picked Ewen to send the book. I love both the story in her poem and the way her poem sounds. Glorious! I loved the message (moral) in Gemma‘s tale and all her good detail. And I just loved the zinging words in the poems by Lachie and Isabel. Well done young poets.

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In a Busy Forest

In a busy forest

lived a tiger,

who ruled

the entire place.

Scaring everyone,

roaring and growling,

until one sunny day.

As the tiger strolled

across the land,

a hippo

who was rolling

in a pool of mud

suddenly had

an idea.

Whispering to everyone,

muttering and chuckling,

together all of the

animals devised

a plan.

When the tiger passed

slowly but swiftly,

around the pool

of mud,

all of the animals


In fear

the tiger







the mud.

Furious for the rest

of his life,

never roaring,

never growling,

never scaring anyone.

The tiger,

no longer the ruler

of the busy forest.

Ewen W aged 12, Room 20, Year 7, Cobham Intermediate School, Christchurch

Lessons from A Little Bird

Stones were thrown in the air

By someone who didn’t really care

A little bird was injured

Fell out of the sky, ignored by the stone thrower

He later got discovered

By a kind and caring woman

She nursed him

Until he could fly free again

He repayed her kindness

By dropping magic seeds

The seeds grew magic pumpkins,

Filled with delicious treats

He repayed the stone thrower too

By dropping magic seeds

But these seeds grew not treats

But spiders, ants and termites

The insects drove the stone thrower from her home

And forced her to change her ways

Because kindness inspires kindness

While cruelty never pays.

By Gemma L, aged 8, Year 4, Adventure School, Wellington

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