John Foster

children's poet

My Mum Says

My mum says:

If you don't pick up your pyjamas
and fold them under your pillow,
I'll throw them out of the window
for the binmen to pick up.

If you don't go upstairs
and get washed immediately,
I'll take you into the garden
and turn the hosepipe on you.

If you don't hurry up
and get dressed at once,
I'll take you to school
in your knickers.

If you're not out of this door
in ten seconds' time,
I'll kiss you goodbye outside school.

My mum says:

You think I'm joking, don't you.
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From THE POETRY CHEST (Oxford University Press)