You and I are people.
We’re people, you and I.
I’m a people, you’re a people too.
A giraffe is not a people
And neither is a fly.
But the two of us are people, I and you.
Had nothing to sit on
Since his bottom left home to explore.
But it came back to find him,
So he’s put it behind him,
And now he can sit down once more.
A snake swallowed poor Henry
A snake swallowed poor Henry on his visit to the zoo.
A snake swallowed poor Henry and I know this to be true,
For he disappeared the moment that his classmates turned their backs,
And the snake grew fat and lumpy half a moment after that.
A snake swallowed poor Henry as he licked at his ice-cream.
A snake swallowed poor Henry, though we didn’t hear him scream.
All we heard was slither, slither and a satisfying hiss,
And the snake grew fat and lumpy half a moment after this.
A snake swallowed poor Henry on our zoo visiting day.
A snake swallowed poor Henry while he looked the other way.
Someone shouted, ‘Look up there! A flying alligator!’
And the snake grew fat and lumpy just a half a moment later.
A snake swallowed poor Henry but nobody found out why.
A snake swallowed poor Henry as he stared up at the sky.
All they saw was one boy gone and one long, lumpy creature,
And a smear of chocolate ice-cream on the lips of me, their teacher.
Malcolm McFidget went and built his own squidget –
The first squidget ever invented.
But he wasn’t quite sure
What a squidget was for,
Or if it would work if he bent it.
So he gave it a try (he was quite a strong guy)
And he bent it in half late one night.
And since he did that
(This is such a sad fact)
That first squidget has never worked right.
Loaf of bread
Lumps of meat
My granny rides a skateboard
When she comes to visit me.
She plays on my computer
And she likes to climb my tree.
She’s excellent at football
And can walk upon her hands.
My granny is the grandest gran
Of all the world’s grand grans.
© Copyright Mike Lucas