A is for apple, so juicy and ripe,
B is for bottle, all shiny and bright.

C is for chocolate, so tasty and nice,
D is for dog, with bright, sparkling eyes.

E is for egg, with a nice yellow yolk,
F is for friends and other nice folk.

G is for games, with laughter and fun,
H is for home, when your long day is done.

I is for igloo, a house made of ice,
J is for jelly and ice-cream, so nice.

K is for kettle, to make cup’s of tea,
L is for light, to help us to see.

M is for Mother, the one we all love,
N is for night, with stars up above.

O is for orange, a tasty round fruit,
P is for polish, a bright shiny boot.

Q is for quiet, a calm peaceful place,
R is for rocket, to blast into space.

S is for sugar, to make our food sweet,
T is for toes, at the end of your feet.

U is for umbrella, to shelter from rain,
V is for voyage, a trip on a train.

W is for window, to watch the world awhile,
X is for xylophone, tunes to make you smile.

Y is for yacht, to go sailing away,
Z is for zoo, for another fun day.

Written by Darren Scanlon, August 2009.
Revised 1st May 2016.
© 2016 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

Artwork by Angie Caira.

Darren Scanlon on LinkedinDarren Scanlon on TwitterDarren Scanlon on Wordpress
Darren Scanlon

Darren Scanlon was born in 1965 and still lives in the English Northwest.

His sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek humour and writing style has earned him 5 Star Ratings on Amazon for both his novels and his poetry. He has been writing poetry since the age of 16 and is published on many websites including 'High On Poems', where he has received great reviews:

"We at High On Poems are blessed to have found such a treasure as you amongst our midst. Your poetry is thought provoking and shakes one up. You obviously are a powerful wielder of words!"

His work to date includes:

"Hey Up, Matron!", a laugh-out-loud, roller-coaster ride through a day in the life of a NHS hospital ward from the point of view of the long-suffering patients.

Two books into the gritty crime/gangster thriller, the 'Danny Roberts Series' – "Broken Angel" & "Broken Wings".

"Positively Poetic Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4", four volumes of poetry exploring many and various moods and subjects.

"A Mouse’s Tale", an illustrated children’s novel, (based on one of his own poems).

"Alphabet Zoo", an illustrated children’s ABC book.

"The Book Of Loops And Laughter", an illustrated collection of funny poems for children and adults of all ages.

Future projects include:

"Way Back When", a comical look at childhood now and back in the 1970’s and how life has changed.

"Book 3 of the 'Danny Roberts' series.

For full details of all my work, please visit my website,

©2020 part of the #Promocave Family


Send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?


Create Account