Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A Rich Man's Wealth

A Rich Man’s Wealth

There once was a greedy man,

Who shared nothing of his,

He took from the poor,

And gave the spoils to the rich,

He was truly hated,

And he had no friends,

One day he woke up,

It was a shining day,

He got up out of bed,

But tripped up and landed on his head,

His room was a clutter,

Of things he had taken,

He had no space for them you see,

So they laid on the floor,

Hung off the doors,

And spread to his tables,

As he got up,

He stopped and he looked,

“I don’t need all this stuff” said he,

So he packed it in bags,

And rode to his village,

And gave his stuff away,

The keys to his castle,

His eight noble horses,

Silver forks and golden spoons,

And his pet monkey too,

Until he had nothing left,

Except for the clothes on his back,

And the food in his belly,

But the smiles of the villages,

Made his heart race,

And made him as happy as can be,

He had nothing left but the smile on his face,

As he walked down the road,

To a cave nearby,

There he as a hermit,

Giving what he made away,

He made many friends,

Which he met often,

To tell them stories of joy,

He died of old age,

With a smile on his face,

“I’m glad I gave away all that stuff” he said,

Just before his last breath was taken.  

                                                                                                                                                  Nabilah Stephens

Short Poems

Short Poems

Bye Bye Blue Jay

Bye bye blue jay,

Where are you going?

I’m going up to heaven,

To watch the water flowing.


Build here, Build there

Build a road here,

Build a house there,

Throw a giant party,

Then fall down the stairs


Living Life

For those who die,

For those who live,

For those who lie,

And for those who forgive.


Shining Bright

During the day,

During the night,

When the sun shines,

And when the moon is bright.

Shining Knight

Shining Knight

When the sun sinks low,

When the moon rises high,

Where shadow whispers,

And children cry,

Rides a Knight in shining armour,

On a gallant beast,

He’s as strong as a mountain,

He’s as quick as a cheetah,

But he’s as arrogant as a pig,

And his pride has no end,

He defeated many foes,

But gained no friends.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Tricky Riddles

For some I go fast
for others I'm slow.
To most people, I'm an obsession
relying on me is a well practiced lesson.


I only have one eye and a long tail that I let fly. Every time I go through a gap, I leave a bit of my tail in the trap. What am I?

Answer: A needle and thread
Where does Friday come before Thursday?

Answer: In the Dictionary.

In order to go on you need it. In order to leave you must lose it. In order to survive you must protect it. It is doomed by death, cursed from below, yet everything has it. What is it?

Answer: Life

What material makes you smart but can kill you?

Answer: A tie because you can strangle yourself with one.

There are four houses,a red house, a green house, a blue house, and a white house. The red man lives in the red house, the green man lives in the green house, the blue man lives in the blue house, who lives in the White House?

Answer: The President

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

Answer: An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!