Mum, There's An Elephant In My Bed... - Poem by Meg Lealand
'Mum, there's an elephant in my bed!
I think it just sat on Teddy's poor head! '
'Come on, don't be silly!
It's probably just Milly!
That cat's a menace! ' My mum said.
'Mum the elephant's eating my sheets!
And that's definately not what Milly eats! '
'Stop telling these lies!
It's proably just mice! '
And this is all that Mum repeats.
'Mum, the elephant's coming downstairs!
I told him you'd be angry, but I don't think he cares! '
'Oh, be quiet Robert! And eat up your lunch! '
She didn't hear the elephant- crunch crunch crunch
As he sat on each of the chairs.
'ELEPHANT! ! ! ' I hear Mum scream,
As she sees him eating all the ice-cream,
And with a burst from his trunk
She looked like she'd been dunked,
On a rapids ride Extreme!
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