The Kingfisher Book of Family Poems

Belinda Hollyer; Holly Swain

Kingfisher

SISTERS

She calls me tofu
because I am so soft
easily falling apart.

I wish I were tough
and full of fire, like ginger–
like her.

JANET S. WONG



ASK MUMMY ASK DADDY

When I ask Daddy
Daddy says ask Mummy

When I ask Mummy
Mummy says ask Daddy.
I don't know where to go.

Better ask my teddy
he never says no.

JOHN AGARD