To Pigs that Fly and Beyond


this has to be our secret
we’ll wait till it gets dark
we have to be so quiet
we can’t wake mum and dad


when they’re asleep
we’ll sneak down the stairs
can’t make a noise
Sssshhhhh  don’t we dare


come down to the woods
where the elves call home
they are holding a party
they want us to come!!!


we’ll ride giant turtles
with ribbons for reins
eat gingerbread houses
and drive talking trains!!!


we’ll drink lemonade
from plastic tea sets
this party will be
the best party yet!!!


down in the forest with
elves and the fairies
inside the tree trunks
we’ll read magic stories


what fun we shall have
the things we can do
there’s even a woman
who lives in a shoe!!!


there are pretty pink pigs
we are able to ride
and a nice big house
that’s so pretty inside


a piper called Peter
who plays lots of tunes
and perhaps we can talk
to the man in the moon!!!


we’ll see fireflies
who light up the night
albatrosses who fly
and sing through the sky


with bunnies that talk
elephants, ponies
and monkeys that squawk


there are lanterns and
cups that float in the stream
we can blow coloured bubbles
eat cake and whipped cream!!!


we must be so quiet
as we sneak down the stairs
to join in the party
after our prayers


we’ll eat ice-cream and jelly
and lollies too
the fun we will have
just me and you

©jmtacken Oct 2013

Poetic Inspiration~ dVersePoets  Poetics–> Children’s poetry

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Note to self – Never think that writing a children’s poem comes easy!

39 thoughts on “To Pigs that Fly and Beyond

    • Thank you so much BR – yes it was a little girl that I had in mind. I loved this prompt – even though there was a bit of concentration involved – how nice to just let it go where we want from a child’s eye.

  1. This is fantastic. It reminds me of a book I used to read to my kids when they were much younger. It was about toys that came to life when the house went quiet

  2. haha, it is fantastical…i wanna slip out the house and go to the party with the elves as well…can i can i can i….smiles…i tripped over the first line the first time i read it, if i was tweaking i may start there…after that the rhyme and dance of words is really fun…

  3. Jen, this is so precious and it brought home to me so many memories of my own childhood. I wonder if little ones today get to enjoy this kind of fantasies. It seems too often (at least here) childhood is by-passed.

    • I think that depends on the parents Victoria, if they do not let their child remain one…then they have no hope of experiencing the childhood fantasies that we perhaps grew up with. Thank you for your lovely comment – I really did enjoy doing this one *smiles*

  4. Having kids, this is something I totally get, especially with both the girls being under 4…
    ….You are good you are… x

    You NEED/DESERVE a bigger Audience…
    I have an Idea. I will speak to you about it soon..

    Shaun x

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