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Love’s Honest Kiss

The bonkers baboon
Who lived on the moon
In the light of the bubbling sun
Ate up all his cheese
Before grabbing his keys
To fly in his spaceship for fun

He landed on earth
The place of his birth
And headed right out to the beach
Where he swam in the sea
That reached up to his knee
With a catfish, a dolphin and leach

Yet he yearned for some love
Begged to heaven above
For an ape of the young female kind
To turn up quite nearby
Catch a glimpse in his eye
And read the desire on his mind

So he looked and sought
But his search came to naught
For strangely, he thought, there were none
So he strode into town
Wearing cloak and a crown
Intent that his will would be done

He stopped at a bar
Not that close; not that far
And enquired of the landlord. He said
“Oh Landlord, my dear man
Could you come up with a plan
For I’m going to paint this town red!”

Well the Landlord just froze
And looked down at his toes
For it wasn’t the usual request
And he muttered “Good lord”
How can a Baboon afford
To be really so dapperly dressed!

But to his face he agreed
For he could see that his need
Was intent and to be honest, quite great
So they departed that night
To the Baboon’s delight
In search of an likewise ape date

They frequented the pubs
And went into some clubs
For a dance and a pint of good beer
Where the Baboon it did seem
Was living his dream
Searching a maid who would just make his year

And well I bet you now think
That in a couple of winks
This tale will wrap up and just not
Find a happy ending
That ends up befriending
The Baboon with his soul mate so hot!

But that’s where you’re wrong
For to beat of a song
A young lady appeared on the floor
And in the light of the moon
She kissed the Baboon
With a passion and heart felt amore

And to her utter surprise
He revealed his disguise
Just like frog in those old fairy tales
As his apelike visage
Fell away and discharged
The spell showing him as handsome male

Well the whole room just stopped
And the music all dropped
As the lights came up brightly and blue
For love’s honest kiss
Is not one to miss
And will bring out the best – it is true!


This image shows a head close-up of a Hamadrya...

This image shows a head close-up of a Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



At the bottom of the garden
Upon the ancient well
A black cat sits a mewing
With a story now to tell
About a little fairy
All dressed in silver threads
And her mythical folklore magic
That children cherish in their heads

For every single evening
When the moon and stars shine bright
She visits each and every child
To help them through the night
For as they shut their sleepy eyes
She sprinkles them with sand
A fairy dust with mystic powers
Visions of distant lands

Then as her dustings settle
She promises them that she’ll
Return to them in morning
With a treat to make them feel
So good about the fact
That they stayed right in their beds
And slept all sound, right through the night
With sweet dreams as sleepyheads

And then when sun arises
She will once again return
And leave her promised offering
For each good child in turn.
And then she’ll vanish in the daytime
As children start to tell
The story of this fairy
That they know as ‘Slumberbell’.


When my children were little we used to tell them the story of Slumberbell to encourage them to sleep in their beds knowing they were safe and sound. In the morning, if they were still there, rather than all four children being crammed into our bed a bit like “10 in a bed”, they would wake up to find a little chocolate mouse in a fairy sized tin under their pillow and so Slumberbell became a much loved fairy in our house!

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