Down Behind the Dustbin by Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Ted.
‘Leave me alone,’ he says,
‘I’m just going to bed.’
Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Roger.
‘Do you own this bin?’ I said.
‘No. I’m only a lodger.’
Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Sue.
‘What are you doing here?’ I said.
‘I’ve got nothing else to do.’

Poet: Michael Wayne Rosen
British
7 May 1946, Middlesex, UK

Michael Rosen is a children’s novelist and poet with over 140 books to his credit. He was Children’s Laureate June 2007 and June 2009. He is also well known as a television presenter and political columnist. In the 1970’s Rosen worked for BBC Schools television but found their view of education to be narrow and lacking in creativity. He failed the corporation’s anti-left vetting practice and was asked to go freelance, effectively he was sacked.

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