February 23rd 2008
This article is about the poem, The Skyfoogle. To read about the creature click here.
- "I wrote a book of poems for children called 'The Hypnotiser' some years ago and then it went out of print. I couldn't get anyone to reprint it, so I asked my son Joe to film me performing the book." - Michael Rosen
A man shows up in Michael Rosen's neighbourhood, and sets a tent up in the park. Next he put up signs advertising that the next day a show would occur, where a creature called the Skyfoogle would be shown. The next day, everyone had turned up to see the creature in action. However, when the man went behind the curtains, the Skyfoogle escaped, the man ran out from behind the curtains and warned everyone about the Skyfoogle's escape. Everyone runs, but the man however doesn't escape.
There was a man who turned up around our way once, put up a tent in the park he did,
put notices all over the streets saying he was going to put on show , a terrifying creature called the Skyfoogle.
No one had even seen this thing before, the show was on for two o'clock the next day.
Next day, we all turned up to see the fiercest animal in the world. The man took the money at the door.
We all poured into the tent.There was a kind of stage up one end with a curtain in front of it. We all sat down and waited, the man went off behind the curtains,
Suddenly we all heared a terrible noise. There was an awful yelling and crying, there was the noise of chains rattling, and someone shouting, suddenly the man came running on to the stage in front of the curtains.
All his clothes were torn, there was blood on his face and he screamed,
"QUICK! GET OUT! GET OUT OF HERE! The Skyfoogle has escaped!"
We all got up and ran out the door and got away as fast as we could,
By the time we got ourselves together the man had gone.
We never saw him again. None of us ever saw our money again either.
And none of us.. has ever seen.. the Skyfoogle.
Use in PoopsEdit
- The Skyfoogle is often mentioned in Michael Rosen poops. "QUICK! GET OUT! GET OUT OF HERE!" is often said in Michael Rosen poops as well. A whole poop series based around the creature has been created: Skyfoogle (series)