Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: Angry Grandpa Poem

Friday, July 5, 2013

Angry Grandpa Poem

To celebrate the launch of Kids Stinkmy first-ever eBook short story, I am holding a World's Crankiest Grandpa competition. The entries are rolling in and June's winner is 11-year-old Charlotte Lowe. She submitted a poem inspired by Cliff Weekly, Tom Weekly's cranky grandpa (illustrated above by Gus Gordon). Enjoy the poem! 


The Angry Grandpa

The angry grandpa sat in his chair

And ripped out large chunks of his hair

He threw a brick with a manic laugh

It hit an elderly grandma’s calf

'Kids weren’t like this in my day!'

He shouted on the twelfth of May

'I’m sorry, Pop,' Tom said with a quiver

'SHUT UP OR I’LL TAKE OUT YOUR LIVER!'

There was no limit to his rage

So they locked him in a cage

“Ha, ha, ha!” Tom said with a laugh

“You shouldn’t have hit that grandma’s calf!”


Charlotte has won a copy of my book, My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up featuring Tom Weekly from Kids Stink. There's copy up for grabs in July, August and September. To enter and WIN, draw a Cranky Grandpa or maybe ask your Gramps to pull a cranky face, photograph it and send it in (or write a poem / letter to your gramps). 

You can email your entries hereHere is a Pinterest board of Cranky Grandpas I have put together to inspire you.
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