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Little Red Riding Hood & the Wolf

By Road Dahl

As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw
The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
And she was absolutely right.
He ate her up in one big bite.
But Grandmamma was small and tough,
And Wolfie wailed, 'That's not enough!
I haven't yet begun to feel
That I have had a decent meal!'
He ran around the kitchen yelping,
'I've got to have a second helping!'

Then added with a frightful leer,
'I'm therefore going to wait right here
Till Little Miss Red Riding Hood
Comes home from walking in the wood.'

He quickly put on Grandma's clothes,
(Of course he hadn't eaten those).
He dressed himself in coat and hat.
He put on shoes, and after that
He even brushed and curled his hair,
Then sat himself in Grandma's chair.

In came the little girl in red.
She stopped. She stared. And then she said,
'What great big ears you have, Grandma.'
'All the better to hear you with,'
the Wolf replied.
'What great big eyes you have, Grandma.'
said Little Red Riding Hood.
'All the better to see you with,'
the Wolf replied. He sat there watching her and smiled. He thought, I'm going to eat this child. Compared with her old Grandmamma She's going to taste like caviar.

Then Little Red Riding Hood said, 'But Grandma, what a lovely great big furry coat you have on.'

'That's wrong!' cried Wolf. 'Have you forgot To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got? Ah well, no matter what you say, I'm going to eat you anyway.'

The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers. She aims it at the creature's head And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.

A few weeks later, in the wood, I came across Miss Riding Hood. But what a change! No cloak of red, No silly hood upon her head. She said, 'Hello, and do please note My lovely furry wolfskin coat.'

The Pig

By Roald Dahl

In England once there lived a big And wonderfully clever pig To everybody it was plain That Piggy had a massive brain. He worked out sums inside his head, There was no book he hadn't read. He knew what made an airplane fly, He knew how engines worked and why. He knew all this, but in the end One question drove him round the bend: He simply couldn't puzzle out What LIFE was really all about? What was the reason for his birth? Why was he placed upon this earth? His giant brain went round and round. Alas, no answer could be found. Till suddenly one wondrous night. All in a flash he saw the light. He jumped up like a ballet dancer And yelled, "By gum, I've got the answer!" "They want my bacon slice by slice" "To sell at a tremendous price!" "They want my tender juicy chops" "To put in all the butcher's shops!" "They want my pork to make a roast" "And that's the part'll cost the most!" "They want my sausages in strings!" "They even want my chitterlings!" "The butcher's shop! The carving knife!" "That is the reason for my life!"

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Christine 17th Jun 2024 Retired
I really look forward to reading all the ideas regularly and am particularly fond of poems and jokes and quizzes. The staff where I Volunteer also enjoy joining in and are quite often amazed at how receptive and knowledgeable many of the elderly Residents are considering their Dementia diagnosis so keeping them busy and involved in thinking is the best medicine. I personally so wish more people would Volunteer in Care Homes as it is so rewarding.
Paula 22nd Feb 2018 Manager
Loving these ideas will be putting into practice thank youxx
Talita 26th Feb 2018
Thanks Paula! Hope it goes well!
Maria 30th May 2017 Lifestyle Assistant
funny poem i will read this to my residents
Talita 5th Jun 2017
Thanks for the feedback Maria. Much appreciated!
Lynette 13th Feb 2017 Diversional Therapist
Had a laugh myself at these poems so should surely have an impact on the residents. Love a twist to so called normality.
Talita 20th Feb 2017
ahh me too Lynette! Thanks for your feedback.
Francis 13th Sep 2016 Diversional Therapist
Such a wonderful site. Full of great resources. So helpful to a new activities officer!
Talita 19th Sep 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Francis. It is so much appreciated!
debbie 17th Feb 2015 day centre coordinator
fantastic I think these will cause a chuckle or two.

Thanks Deb
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