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Exploring the Fun and Fantastical World of Nonsense Poems for Kids: "I Won the 100 Metres"

Following on from a call out by the brilliant nonsense poet Colin West on X/ Twitter to write sports-themed nonsense poems for kids, I had to come up with something. (Scroll down to see the original X link)

Somehow, this just sprinted backwards into my head. 😜

I hope you enjoy my 100 metres poem of nonsense.



I won the 100 Metres

I had the longest stride

and I was quicker than the rest

but got disqualified


I ran the wrong direction

My win I will defend

For I still crossed the starting line

before they reached the end


Mark Bird

Arrows pointing in opposite directions
Nonsense Poems for Kids: 100 Metres Poem


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