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TITLE (EDIT)
The Sack Race
DESCRIPTION
A short poem, written to mark the occasion of my youngest daughter's recent triumphs in her school sack race.
[207 words]
AUTHOR
Colin Baker
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[October 2014]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
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The Sack Race
Colin Baker



Today's the day, we're in a line,
All bathing in the warm sunshine,

That time of year, the school sports day,
I'm entered in the class sack race.

Our teacher cries out "ON YOUR MARKS",
My heart a-thumping, hand on sack,

But Lucy sets off way to soon,
And tangles with the egg and spoon.

Our teacher yells "GET BACK IN LINE !",
And starts us all a second time,

Now hands gripped tightly to my sack,
I start to hop, and so does Jack.

Along with Mick, Kate, Ruth and Zack,
Lance, me and Lucy at the back,

I've now just one thing on my mind,
To be the first to cross the line.

But Jack is hopping super quick,
Along with Lance and Zack and Mick,

Like four bull frogs all hopping mad,
They're boing boing boinging in their bags.

Now Lance and Zack and Mick and Jack,
Are happily bouncing down the track,

But wait, CRASH ! WALLOP ! Jack and Mick,
Have formed a heap in front of Dick.

Now Dick is tumbling, so is Kate,
Like skittles in a summer fete,

So bouncing like a pogo stick,
I boing and bounce right over Mick.

Now in the lead, I've line in sight,
I bounce and hop with all my might,

Then wearing broad grin on my face,
Cry out "I'VE WON MY FIRST SACK RACE".


(Colin Baker 05)
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

 

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"Exciting poem that actually takes the reader on an emotional, heart-pounding, fun ride. I felt as though I was actually in the sack race." -- Nicole.
"Hi Nicole and thank you very much for taking the time to read the poem and posting your thoughts.. " -- Colin Baker.
"Colin, l love this poem and your involment in school sack race.The time, the moment, the summer, the fun of enjoying it all with you children - you are very lucky to have taken time to do this - momories are forever and to express in peotry is an Art." -- Amy, London , England .
"Hi Amy and thank you for these very kind comments" -- Colin Baker.

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