You Can’t Cut My Toenails

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No, you can’t cut my toenails, Mum,
because my toes aren’t there.
You see, I went into the forest
and they were eaten by a bear.

He didn’t eat my big toes up,
they’re both still on my feet.
I guess it’s only little toes
that those bears like to eat.

So you can cut my big toenails
(that doesn’t hurt a bit)
but thanks to that ferocious bear,
my big toe nails are it.

 

 

 

38 thoughts on “You Can’t Cut My Toenails

    • Hi Dinethri,

      It was actually my son’s excuse when he was little. I thought it was funny so I wrote this poem. He wouldn’t mind if you borrowed his excuse. 🙂

      Kristin

  1. Hi
    I really liked the poem it was funny that i read it again and laughed and i liked it when it said that the bear had eaten my little toenails
    From Kiara

  2. The middle verse stands out to me because maybe the reason is that the bear is small so it can’t eat the big toenails.
    It relates to my life because I’m glad when my parents don’t do my toenails, and my toenails are quite weak so maybe if I was the character the bear might not have to bite as hard.
    I thought it was a great poem because it was funny and it had so much information in only 3 verses.
    You probably had 4-8 verses but summarised it really well.

    • Hi Ashton,
      I’m glad you like my poem. I wrote it for my son when he was a little bit younger than you, because he also didn’t like having his toenails cut.
      Did you find my website through the Children’s University? Because if you did, you’re the very first person to do so! (My website became a destination only a few days ago)
      Thank you!
      Kristin

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