Science Revision

Go to sleep listening
to your revision
and you’ll remember it;
accepted fact.

The tooth fairy stumbled
over the tape
under the pillow
and gave it to the sound effects man;
accepted fact.

He took it to his library
where he tests things of the guineapigs,
Fluffy, Rocko and Spot,
before he plays them out of planets;
accepted fact.

Tooth fairy went home
to her castle made out of teeth
where she uses all the tapes
to write the revision guides;
accepted fact.

Facts drilled in, in,
in, in,
until you lose sight of the silver sixpence.

Holly Hopkins



Winner of The Berkshire Poetry Prize for Young People, organized by South Hill Park