Yes, I’m back! It’s taken quite a while, with so much going on…
Anyway, here’s a little something that I’ve just written for a poetry event that I’m taking part in this month… https://www.facebook.com/events/281339909434543/
“Oh, the wonder of teeth”said the crocodile sleek
to his friend, the craggy old crow.
“They are such a marvellous invention
and are with you where- ever you go”
“Oh, the wonder of wings” said the craggy old crow
as he perched quite far up in a tree
“they carry you far, the carry you wide,
over seas, in the rain, in the snow”
Then there came from the grass, which was awfully green,
a squeak and a sigh and a laugh as the local field mouse,
who was just passing by in his travel from the city of Bath.
“Oh, a tail is the best” squeaked the field mouse from Bath
“it has helped me in so many ways,
for it flicks side to side and by this, it will guide me
as I plan every route to escape”
“Dear field mouse from Bath” laughed the sleek crocodile,
“I’m afraid you are wrong, for you see
my teeth are quite sharp and can cut anything
from a mouse, to a crow, to a tree”
The craggy old crow and the field mouse from Bath
now both shivered and quivered and whispered,
“dear crocodile sleek, with your teeth oh so sharp
Have you caught all your prey for your dishes?”
The crocodile sleek, with his eyes shut so tight
said not a word for a minute or two;
he was thinking quite deeply about his reply
though he knew very well what he’d do!
“Oh crocodile sleek, are you now fast asleep?”
said the craggy old crow, bending near and
the field mouse from Bath now too stepped
towards the sleek crocodile seemingly still.
The cogs in the brain of the sleek crocodile
were now whirring and turning quite fast
for he knew both the craggy old crow and the mouse
had no route of escape- that had passed.
Craggy crow flapped his wings,
field mouse flicked forth his tail
but their actions were too much in vain
as the sleek crocodile, with his wondrous teeth
opened wide, pulled them in- they were gone.
“Oh, the wonder of teeth” said the sleek crocodile
As he settled now for a nap
“How marvellously moreish, how delectably sweet,
Who knew a craggy crow and a field mouse from Bath
Would make a charmingly satisfying a snack!