Half Truths

'Timmy, please tell the class
What does your father do?'
'Miss, he's a magician
He saws people in two'.

'So, who else lives with you?'
'Well, there's me, my mother
My two half-sisters and
My other half-brother'.

About the Poem

I must confess that I read this as a joke in my nephew's joke book and decided to turn it into a poem. It's about one of those 'first day at a new school' experiences where the teacher tries to get everyone to feel at ease by asking silly questions.


Down with School


Rhyming poem


8 lines

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3


Patrick Winstanley

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