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The Sky Is On Fire

The sky is on fire
It’s burning so bright
It’s driving the sun
Down and down, out of sight

It’s spreading its red
And strong orange rays
Cross heaven’s expanse
It’s the end of the day

The sky is on fire
It’s burning so bright
The sun disappears
To then herald the night

The night has arrived
Encased in the dark
But light will come back
With the song of the lark

To Yourself Be True

To My Children:

You know I’ve always tried so hard
To do my best for you
I’d give my all if that would help
Make sacrifices too

I’d not stop at any boundary
Nor falter to go on
If you needed me I’d be there
I’d stay and not be gone

And yet now that you are older
My best is not so much
The need for me to hold on still
But let go of my clutch

For the best now I can help with
Is access on those days
You need a shoulder or a hand
Or light to guide your way

So that then so ultimately
It’s simply down to you
To take the best of all you’ve had
And to yourself be true

To Yourself Be True

Dear Mole

Dear Mole – I can see you!
What excuse did you say
You have for the damage
As you trundle your way
Right under my lawn
Leaving lumps and mole hills
What’s your onward address?
Can I send you the bills?

Can you fix up the mess?
You have left in your wake
Oh don’t look so amazed
For it’s quite a mistake
To make such a state
Of my lawn and my grass
So clear off and scarper
For it really won’t pass

No it’s really not on
To just do what you’ve done
For it looks like the lawn
Is now covered in buns
So pack up your bags
And move on please quickly
For despite your cute looks
It’s in fact felony!

So Mole, please now listen
If you leave me in peace
I’ll forgive you this once
And not call the police.
Else mole detectives
Will catch you for sure
For trespass and damage
And for breaking the law!

 

Believe In Yourself

Believe in yourself
You’re worth so much more
Than you portray now
Your life’s not a bore

Believe in yourself
Accept who you are
Love your reflection
And shine like a star

Believe in yourself
Build up your esteem
Your worth is immense
For you’re the cat’s cream

Believe in yourself
Give you due respect
Honour your value
With pride not neglect

Believe in yourself
Content being you
Smile that you’re worthy
Yes – know that it’s true!

 

You Can Do It

You can do it – I know you can
You’ll be quite fab for sure
Remember all your past success
From what has gone before
And stand up proud and contemplate
On why you’re really there
Consider what this really means
Step up; breathe in fresh air!
Then focus hard and steadfastly
The end post in your sight
And know that you can do this, for
I know you will shine bright!

You Can Do It

Bonfire Night

A crackle, bang and glitter
Now lighting up the sky
And shooting into darkness
With colours veering high

A Catherine Wheel a whirling
A rocket whistling past
The whizz and hum of fireworks
With stars that sparkle fast

And watched by wide eyed children
With adults stood in awe
The pyrotechnic splendour
Is dropping many jaws

And lapping up the warmness
From raging hot bonfires
The penny guy is burning
In raggedy attire

With children holding sparklers
To spell out all their names
In fiery trails so blazing
Before more other games

Whilst hot dogs cook on charcoal
For consuming with delight
Such fun! The firework party
Today – it’s bonfire night!

 

Remember, Remember the fifth of November for all the right reasons – Firework Safety Guide

Firework Fear!

Oh what on earth! What is that bang!
The sky is falling in!
The crackle and the pops are loud
And really so startling!

I’m scared out of my life and mind
I swear I just don’t know
Just what to do or what to think
And neither where to go

So under table I will hide
Or scratch at the back door
Then yowl and yelp and bark a bit
Or yap and moan some more

But if I am a man’s best friend
You’ll think to plan ahead
And keep me calm with curtains closed
In peace and quiet instead

And with regards my feline foe
Tonight we might agree
That fireworks scare both dogs and cat
And sit in unity

So please all owners be aware
As bonfire nights come near
And spare a thought for all of us
To save us from our fear!

Firework Fear

 

For more information on keeping pets safe on fireworks night:

http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/fireworks

The Sock Goblin

I swear there is a sock goblin
Addicted to our socks
Without a care for other clothes
For pants or ladies frocks
For they don’t go a-missing
Or vanish out of sight
But leave a sock lying around
And it will just take flight

A sock will disappear at will
N’er to be found again
For these foot warmers melt away
With no-one to explain
Just where they could have got to
Or where they well might be.
But one thing for sure this goblin
Is giggling with glee

And when socks go in the washing
His eyes shine out so bright
Because somehow in the process
He’ll sock-nap them alright
And hold them all just hostage
In some place we don’t know
Laughing aloud as his antics
That leave our feet on show

So to that mischievous goblin
Please cease your wicked way
And pack up stealing all the socks
You come across each day
For though you think it’s funny
To us it is a bore
For now we’ve only got odd socks
Left sitting in our drawer

 

Imagination

Let me take you to the woods
Just behind the garden fence
Up to the tree tops and the shade
To the clearings and glistening glade
Where the fairies and elves go thence

Step in wonder and in awe
And go where the pixies tread
With daisy chains to mushroom rings
With honeyed dreams of precious things
To view a magic world ahead

Go with openness of heart
With much trust and children’s eyes
A world beyond of make believe
A paradise to be conceived
Full of enchantment and surprise

Let me take you to the woods
Just behind the garden wall
Up to the tree tops and the shade
To the clearings and glistening glade
For spellbound stories to enthrall!

John The Water Drop

“Bath time!  Oh no! Not now!
Do I really have to Mum?”
John said with such a sulk
And a massive huge tantrum

And up the stairs he stomped
Stamping all the way
It wasn’t fair!  It wasn’t right
That his day should end this way

So he splashed into the bath tub
In a mood as black as soot
But in his haste he knocked a bottle
Of bubbles with his foot

And all at once they emptied out
They swirled and disappeared
Into the water in a flash
Now John was near to tears

But then an odd thing happened
For he felt so feather light
And realised by some magic
He’d vanished out of sight

For in that small short second
He’d become a water drop
And was heading down the plug hole
With the others – drip drip drop!

He headed to the drains
And there right out of town
To the sewers for a cleaning
Where he was hosed the whole way down

From the sewers he then travelled
Into the waterways
That fed down to the oceans
The sea’s wet and salty spray

But before he knew much else
He felt an odd feeling
As he started to evaporate
And drift high to the ceiling

The ceiling of the world
Where clouds just came and went
And sure enough he joined them
His energy quite spent

But that wasn’t quite the end
Of John the water drop
For before he’d re accustomed
He was falling in big plops

Of rain or was it snow
He really wasn’t sure
But in a short few minutes
He was back on earth once more

And heading to a lake
A huge big reservoir
Where water for the local town
Was drawn from near and far

And so he thus continued
As a droplet with the rest
Towards a place he recognised
The place he liked the best

Ahead a noisy gurgle
He gulped – it made him think
And with a splutter and a splosh
He arrived back in his sink

And there the magic ended
He became a boy again
From then on bathing daily
Save returning to the drain!

 

This story of John the water drop was used to illustrate the water cycle when my children were little!