Secondary Schools Our World Reflective Poems

Think of stones that cover floors

     And those used in a wall.

Name the largest stone you know.

      Which stones are very small?

 

We place a value on our stones,

   And some become our jewels:

Hammers, anvils, pliers, files

   Are jewellery-making tools.

 

Humans mark out boundaries.

    Which ones are marked in stone?

Well look at fields and garden walls.

    We mark the things we own.

 

Some stones are hard, and others soft;

     Some let the water through.

They come in many pretty shades

    Of browns, of greens and blues.

 

Think of early Stone Age man:

    What weapons did he use?

What did he use for making tools?

      You'll know just what he'd choose.    

 

When someone’s life comes to its end,

      We make a visual sign

To show they shared this world with us.

      And a gravestone we design.

 

From building blocks to valued gems,

     In fields, our homes and art -

Stones all feature in man's world

     And play a vital part.

 

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This poems should provide much food-for-thought for a discussion in your classroom.  Josie

 

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A stone is an everyday object, but they do play an important part in our lives.  Write down all that you think of in connection with stones and then read my poem.