TEMPER TANTRUMS ON HALLOWEEN
Mummy tells me, “It’s Halloween today,”
But she also says, “I’m way too young to go”.
Well, I’m afraid I’ll have to display
My worst ever monster act – and so
By frightening her I’ll snarl, scream and shout,
Wave my long, ugly tentacles about,
Stamp my big, scary claws in protest
And I’ll try to do my very best
To make her change her mind – oh dear!
Hmm, no chance of that then, I fear.
Oh no, not again – another paddy,
Pack it in now, or I’ll tell your daddy.
When we went shopping today
There were people everywhere
They kept getting in our way.
I could only sit and stare,
Lots of people fussing about
Mummy said, “Just wait and see!”
Once in the store I soon found out
Such a big surprise for me.
You thought that he was very weird
With his red coat and his white beard,
But Santa Claus soon made you smile
His presents made your day worthwhile.
Mummy, why hasn’t Daddy gone to work today?
Is he poorly or it could be my birthday?
No, it isn’t your birthday and thankfully he’s not ill,
You see there’s this horrible virus going around, and so
He’s going to be working from home for the time being
Things should get back to normal soon, I’m sure it will
Hey look! Is that your favourite cuddly bear, Polo?
Can we play with him or shall we do some singing?
A BRUSH WITH THE LAW
Daddy, as it’s a sunny day, can we go for a ride?
Oh no, maybe not, because something’s happening outside.
Oh, there’s a police car parked opposite us, I wonder why?
I hope there hasn’t been another burglary like a year ago
Maybe it’s time to look at some CCTV cameras we can buy
Yes, they should protect us a little better, but who knows?
Look, Daddy, what is that girl shouting about on the TV?
And there’s a load of people listening to her I can see.
She’s an activist, Greta Thunberg is her name
She activates the benefits on global warming, and
Most people will say the governments are to blame
No, we are all dutybound to protect our seas, skies and land
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Goodnight, love, it will be January tomorrow.
It’s not bad news, so you don’t need to be in sorrow,
Some folk have fireworks to celebrate in the New Year
So loud banging noises may just wake you up, my dear.
Mum, you’re looking at me in such a strange way
I think we’ve had a real lovely time today
You’re not giving me any kind of clue
Don’t worry, Mum, as I’ll always love you