(A playground skipping rhyme)
Bella’s belly has become too round
to join in the skipping games in the playground
Oh no! What’s this we see?
One plus one has added up to three.
Barry’s bottle has deserted him
the teacher caught him drinking in the gym
Oh no! What’s happened today?
Naughty Barry has been sent away.
Freddy’s disappeared round the bend
near the school gates to meet a dodgy friend
Oh no! What’s happened to Fred?
He tried legal highs and now he’s dead.
©Jane Paterson Basil