When Mum Gets Sick

It starts off with a simple sneeze,
maybe a cough or two,
and then she grabs the tissue box.
There’s nothing I can do.
‘Cause then my mum just disappears.
She isn’t anywhere!
But in her place, dressed in her clothes,
is a grumpy grizzly bear.



5 thoughts on “When Mum Gets Sick

  1. Hi Kristin,
    the poems are great. I finally made the time to read them with Rose, who also loves them. Well done! I certainly relate to this one…but the bear also appears when mum doesn’t get enough sleep – which is most of the time!

  2. Love the poems and would like to buy a book containing them. Has one ever been published and where could we purchase?

    • Hi Barry,
      I’m glad you love my poems. None of these have been published in a book, but three of my poems are in the fantastic children’s poetry anthology, Tadpoles in the Torrens, edited by Jude Aquilina, which has just been published by Wakefield Press.

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