When I was young I used to love Michael Rosen. Don’t put mustard in the custard and lots of silly ones like that. I also remember that there was a darker poem in one of the poem compilation books set on the underground about a boy who fell between the tracks and couldn’t get back up. The train was coming and no one would help him.
Now it’s strange as I can remember a fair bit of the poem (not the name but some of the verses) and I am sure it was Michael Rosen but I can’t find the actual poem anywhere when searching using these specific terms.
Down down on the underground
They can’t see me
But I’m down between the tracks
And the train is coming
Not in the right order but they get more and more panicked as the trains lights get brighter.
I remember the picture of the poem was a tunnel with shadow grownups on the platform and train lights in the distance.
I think it was in a poem compilation so I would ideally like to find the compilation title it was included in as well as the title of the poem itself.
For reference I would have been reading this approximately 20-25 years ago, in English, in the UK.