Mr Roberts Gets Poetic!

7th November 2017
In the run up to Anti-Bullying Week next week our very own Mr Roberts has been getting creative! 
The theme for this years Anti-Bullying Week is 'All Different, All Equal' and as part of that there will be a national odd socks day.  After sending a fabulous Odd Socks poem to the alliance it was immediately published on the website in support of odd socks day and Anti-Bullying Week.
Read the fabulous poem below or click the link to take you to the ABA website.

Don’t Call Me Odd - a poem by Geoff Roberts

Why do they call me odd?

Why do they call me an odd sock? I wouldn’t say I was that strange.

I’m not part of a pair, or a multipack, you could say I am unique.

I’m a pioneer, an out of the shoe thinker.

There’s no-one like me, I’m a standalone sock,

Not that I often stand alone, I’ll stand alongside any other sock, I don’t mind.

Call me a liberal, a dreamer, but it doesn’t matter if you’re right or left, stripy or dotty, ankle or knee high, I’ll stand with you, even holey socks don’t wear thin with me.

Chuck me in a draw and I’m like the in law that your family loves, I’ll get involved, I don’t need to hide behind another, I’ll get my feet dirty and mix it with anyone.

I’m not fussy when it comes to feet either, I have hugged them all.

Hairy toes, in growing nails, cracked heal, bunions,

Big feet, hammer toes, ticklish soles, I’m indifferent.

Surely there are socks odder than me.

Socks with grippy bits on the bottom, that’s unusual.

Socks with individual toes, now that’s peculiar.

And there are things that would make for an odder sock than I.

A box, that wouldn’t do for socks.

A tin can, would be no good for the foot of a man.

A car tyre, clothes peg, pair of plyers,

TV remote, egg cup, old rowing boat,

Now these would all be odd socks!

There would be no place for a toe, no room for a heal,

When you first put them on, there would be no new sock feel.

So don’t call me odd, unique, that’s fine,

But I’ll tell you this, there’s nothing wrong, with being one of a kind.