Poetry Friday; Me and My Brother – Michael Rosen

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A great poem about the cheekiness of brothers!

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Me and My Brother
Me and my brother,
we sit up in bed
doing my dad‟s sayings.
I go to bed first
and I‟m just dozing off
and I hear a funny voice going:
“Never let me see you doing that again,”
and it‟s my brother
poking his finger out just like
my dad
going:
„Never let me see you doing that again.”
And so I join in
and we‟re both going:
“Never let me see you doing that again.”
So what happens next time
when we
get into trouble
and my dad’s telling me off?
He’s going:
“Never let me see you doing that again.”
So I’m looking up at my dad going,
“Sorry, Dad, sorry,”
and I suddenly catch sight of my brother‟s
big red face
poking out from behind my dad.
And while my dad is poking me with his finger in time with the words:
“Never let me see you doing that again,”
there’s my brother doing just the same
behind my dad’s back
just where I can see him
and he’s saying the words as well
So I start laughing
and my dad says,
“AND IT’S NO LAUGHING MATTER.”
Of course my brother knows that one as well
and
he’s going with his mouth:
“And it’s no laughing matter.”
But my dad’s not stupid.
He knows something’s going on.
So he looks round
and there’s my brother
with his finger poking out
just like my dad
and I’m standing there laughing.
Oh no
then we get into
REALLY BIG TROUBLE.
By Michael Rosen
Watch Michael Rosen reading the poem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWRzoffHz1Q

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