Thursday, 27 July 2017

Shadows

I quite like
The shadows of the night,
That teach me how to fear something
That was only made of light.

I see a little animal
Or at least I think I do,
And then I see it's nothing more
Than some socks left there by you.

I let myself be tricked again
By half closing my eyes,
And seeing what appears sometimes
To give me a surprise.

The shadows of the night
Are all lessons and all friends,
I let them give me messages
And see what darkness sends.

I watch them when I wake up
In the middle of the night,
But I like them and they're comforting
And they don't give me a fright.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Mix

He says that he loves peanut butter
I know that he loves strawberry jam,
I think I will mix them together
'Cause that's just the person I am.

He says that he loves bits of apple
He says that he likes to see trees
I think I will build him a chapel
And then let him sit there on his knees

He says that he loves to hear ticking
And that ticking is often from clocks
So I think I will start just by knitting
A hole in this new pair of socks

He says that he loves it on Wednesday
He says Tuesdays are always the best,
I think I will say it is Twenesday
And never say it is the rest.

I love him, I love him forever
I love him right down to his knees,
I love him for always and never
And never again will I tease.

I want to seek pastures a plenty
I want to roll barrels of hay
I want it to be very clever
But still I don't know what to say.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Marmalade

I don't want cheese
I don't want soup,
I don't want fish
From Guadeloupe.
I've said it now
My point is made,
I just want toast
With marmalade.

I don't want eggs
I don't want ham,
I don't want baked beans
Served by pam.
You know the thing
That I love most,
Is marmalade
On nice warm toast.

I love the way
It spreads so thick,
I love to eat it
Slow or quick.
I love the orange
Tasty taste,
I want marmalade
Toothpaste.

I love marmalade
I love it so much,
I love its sticky
Gluey touch.
I've loved it since
I was very small,
Give me marmalade
And I'll eat it all.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Springs

There was a man all made of springs
Who used to jump on funny things,
He jumped on people's telephones
And jumped on small dogs eating bones.

He used to jump on trees as well
And once jumped on a ringing bell,
He jumped on tall boys eating cheese
And jumped on girls with dirty knees.

But now you know, I am sad to say,
The jumping man has gone away,
He bounced upon a trampoline
And since that day has not been seen.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Clatter Cow

We clatter Bong we clatter Bing
We clatter Cow and Tree,
We love to laugh, we love to run
We love Two-roll and Bee.

We settle Bracket's purpose
We purpose Porpoise too,
We sink inside the bellyful
Of pickled pointest stew.

We all went round The Anchor then
We tied it to a Pea,
Which made a mess of Tankerhen
Who scribbled on a knee.

We clatter Titchy Triangle
We tickle Jumpy Lou,
We bury all the sensicles
And bring them back to you.

We bury all the sensicles
And bring them back to you.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Be Good, be good, be good.

Be good, be good, be good
Try to act the way you should,
Even though it's hard sometimes
Be good, be good, be good.

No one really likes to lose
But anger's bad for you,
So if you're losing in a game
Let patience see you through.

I had a friend, we'll call him Tom,
He was always good to me,
Now every time I think of him
I wish him well. You see?

The things we do they stay with us
Like our shadows on the ground,
They might hide in the darkness
But in the light they're always found.

So if you want a happy life
Be good, be good, be good
And even though it's hard sometimes
Try to act the way you should.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Puppy Dog

I love all little puppy dogs
They are so cute and fun
I love to watch them waddling
I love to watch them run.

I love the way they bounce around
I love to hear them bark
I love to see them see themselves
In the windows after dark

I love all little puppy dogs
I love the way they eat,
I love to see them rush around
On their tiny tumbling feet.

We'd love to get a puppy dogs
I think that would be great,
But this house isn't big enough
So a puppy will have to wait.