Wrong

We went on holiday with
Mr Wrong.
Everything we said, he said was
Wrong.

He asked us
if night came before day
or day before night.
We said that day came before night.
He said,
Wrong.

So we said night came before day.
He said,
Wrong.

He asked us which came first,
Sunday or Monday.
We said, Sunday.
He said,
Wrong.

So we said,
Monday.
He said,
Wrong.

He asked us if he was telling fibs.
We said, yes.
He said,
Wrong.

He asked us if he was telling the truth.
We said, yes.
He said,
Wrong.

Then we asked him,
Why are you asking us all these questions?
He said it was because
we liked it.
And we said,
Wrong.


from You Tell Me (Janetta Otter-Barry, Frances Lincoln, 2015) © Michael Rosen, used by permission of the author.

Sponsor this poem

Would you like to sponsor this poem? Find out how here.

Recordings

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen downloads

1Air

£0.89

2The Messenger

£0.89

3Alligator Problem

£0.89

4Eddie Dream

£0.89

5The Book

£0.89

6Car School

£0.89

7If a Computer

£0.89

8Words are Ours

£0.89

91954

£0.89

10Today, One Day

£0.89

11The Seagulls

£0.89

12On the Move Again

£0.89

13Daddy-Long-legs in a Hotel Room

£0.89

14Our Flat

£0.89

15Chazze Bupke

£0.89

16The Head's Toilet

£0.89

17Science

£0.89

18Over My Toes

£0.89

19Feeling Ill

£0.89

20After Dark

£0.89

21Hot Pants

£0.89

22Yellow Rock

£0.89

23Where Does the Bounce Come From

£0.89

24Sleek Machine

£0.89

25Kaleidoscope

£0.89

26Shadow

£0.89

27Steamy Shower

£0.89

28Tricks

£0.89

29Boy Friends

£0.89

30Thirty Two Lengths

£0.89

31Going Through the Old Photos

£0.89

32Newcomers

£0.89

33Mrs Townsend

£0.89

34Platform

£0.89

35Pebble

£0.89

36You Tell Me

£0.89

37Rodge Said

£0.89

38When We Go Over

£0.89

39Chivvy

£0.89

40The Talent Show

£0.89

41A True Story

£0.89

42Wrong

£0.89

43Where Broccoli Comes From

£0.89

44Useful Instructions

£0.89

45Running

No preview avaialable.£0.89

46Miss Stafford

£0.89

47Talking-Tubes

£0.89

48My Friend Roger

£0.89

49Mum's School

£0.89

50Proverbs

£0.89

Books by Michael Rosen