Beetle Nonsense Poem Print
Beetle Nonsense Poem Print
Beetle Nonsense Poem Print

Beetle Nonsense Poem Print

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If you love a bit of nonsense, then this poem about an unfortunate beetle and his arachnid personal trainer, might just be for you!

Written by award-winning poet and artist Lizzie Mole, this hilarious rhyme is great to read and re-read to children, but we have a feeling big kids might like it too!

The perfect gift for gym-fans, exercise fanatics or (because spider Jim is all about encouragement) anyone in need of a bit of motivation!

Product details

Print only 

Paper size A4 - 21 x 29.7 cm or A3 - 29.7 x 42 cm

All our poems are printed on the highest quality archival papers from heritage paper merchant GF Smith.

The fine-grain smooth art paper is 240gsm and has been selected specifically for our printing and foiling, to ensure a beautiful finish.

Each print is hand-embossed with The Original Poet's initialled branding.

Framed print

A4 outside frame size  - 24.2 x 30.3 cm with depth of 3.7 cm

A3 outside frame size - 32.5 x 45 cm with depth of 3.7 cm

Our frames are handmade in Brighton by a highly skilled framer specialising in hand-finishing. We've chosen a simple hand-painted white wooden frame to complement our poem prints.

The frame has been designed with a recess, which means there is a space between the the print and the glazing. This creates a professional gallery-style finish, not found in high street frames.

The frame is made from sustainably sourced pine and is glazed with picture grade acrylic.


Print only shipping cost - £3.95

A4 unframed prints are presented with a backing board, wrapped in a cellophane bag, then shipped in a sturdy cardboard envelope.

A3 unframed prints are shipped in a strong postal tube.

Framed print shipping cost - £6.95 

Framed prints are shipped in a purpose-designed box to ensure that your order reaches you safely.

If ordering a print(s) and  frame(s) together, only 1x shipping charge of £6.95 will be applied to your order.

Poem Wording

A beetle called Peter, a wonderful creature

with armour of glossiest black,

got into some trouble, a terrible muddle,

when he tripped and fell onto his back.

With legs in the air

(like he just didn’t care)

he pedalled his legs for a day,

he’d look at the ceiling

and though quite appealing,

longed to flip back t'other way.

Then a spider called Jim

sidled over to him,

the arachnid, a personal trainer

and slipped him his card,

told Pete ‘It’s not hard,

to flip yourself back’s a no brainer!’

He said with some reps he’d work on his pecs,

some cardio, maybe some crunches.

A full body scan, a dietary plan,

he’d need to cut back on his lunches.

And Pete was intrigued,

though now quite fatigued,

still flailing, his legs in the air,

but no-nonsense Jim, was pushy with him,

so the work-out began then and there.

Jim stood over Peter, the tired beetle creature,

demanding that Pete gave him more,

with tough-love from Jim, who loomed over him

the idea, to strengthen his core.

And after an hour, Pete found extra power

and propelled himself back on his feet,

Jim said ‘Nice one bro! Now I’ve gotta go,

I’m training a fat parakeet!’

And now Pete gives top tips about doing back flips

and always gives shout-outs to Jim,

the gym-inspired spider and core-strength provider,

who taught Pete he always could win!