‘If All The World Were Paper’
by Joseph Coelho
“If all the world were paper
I would fold up my gran and take her everywhere I go.
I would laminate my baby sister in bubble wrap and lay her to
sleep in unbound fairy-tale book pages
and should she get scared:
Rip every fear,
Shred every scream,
Tear every tear…”
You can watch Joseph Coelho perform the complete poem here. Last week Coelho won the CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award) 2015. You can read his collection – ‘Werewolf Club Rules’ with Surrey Libraries.