Dinosaurs, Aliens, Pants and Poo (poem)

Stuck for an idea?
Don’t know what to do?
Based on book sales
I’ll give you a clue

Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo
Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo!

Picture book writers
Form into a queue
(Resist the temptation
To write something new)

Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo
Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo!

Top tips for the many,
And not for the few.

(Don’t even think of
A contrary view:
If it’s already written
DELETE! Strike it through! )

Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo
Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo!

An alien dino’s
Got locked in the loo:
He’s lost all his clothes,
And underwear too!

Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo
Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo!

Can’t quite remember?
One more time through

Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo
Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo!

To end this advice,
I’m telling you true:

If you could NOT rhyme,

Please
Do!

Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo!
Dinosaurs, aliens, pants and poo!

 

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Picture courtesy of flickr.com/photos/zharth/5976725631… probably not the type of aliens that should feature in picture books though

 

 

This post was “inspired” by Cathy’s fantastic blog post on what makes a picture book stand out, and what’s popular in the market at the moment – https://beecathy.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/picture-books-and-the-power-of-poo/. Well worth checking out πŸ™‚

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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

27 thoughts on “Dinosaurs, Aliens, Pants and Poo (poem)”

  1. You are a wise man, Mr. Al. I cannot tell your readers how true this is! “Resist the temptation To write something new” is brilliant. My picture book critique group and I were just complaining about the genre and how much of the same old, same old it is.

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