Why Children's Poetry?
Some of the poetry contained within this collection was directly inspired by the works of A. A. Milne and Spike Milligan; others just came unbidden. When writing children's poetry I am often in a mode of silliness, crazy mind pictures, the absurd or the down right ridiculous. I like the freeness of writing something that is not going to have a critique done to analyse the hidden meaning etc. behind the text. This poetry is unpretentious, it's straightforward, it celebrates the innocent time that we laughingly call nowadays, "Childhood". It is my belief that children in the twenty-first century are being very quickly, neatly and expertly robbed of the nativity and childhood carelessness, by school, TV and computer games. Long live our children's childhood time, may it be protected, their little imaginations nurtured and their innocence kept intact until the day when nature picks its own perfect timing to turn a child into an adult.
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