Tilly is scared of spiders, and her friend knows just what to do...
Tilly feared spiders, they would send her to despair,
So I picked a spider up one day and popped it in her hair.
For my mama always told me that it helps to face your fears-
But regrettably in Tilly’s case she shrieked with angry tears.
I was trying to build her strength, I was trying to make her brave!
But the teachers told me off, told me not to misbehave –
“It’s like this”, I tried explaining, “I was once afraid of heights,
But then I climbed a skyscraper and saw the city’s lights.”
Oh, if only grownups listened to a child’s point of view,
They would see the world a different way and learn a thing or two!
© Phoebe Coghlan 2019
Illustration created with elements from Pixabay, with thanks.
1. What is one thing that you are scared of?
2. Do you think you would feel less scared if you saw it up close? Why or why not?
3. What are some other ways you can think of, to be less scared about something?