Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle

Wash your ears! Mum said.
So I took them off,
And stuck them in the washing machine.

Clean your room! Dad said.
So I rolled it up,
And shook it out of the window.

Make the breakfast! My brother said
So I did -
With bits of balsa wood and modelling glue.

Feed the Cat, My Auntie said,
So I fed him...
To the dog!

Take your time! Dad said.
So I packed up the clocks
And flew off to Mars
Where the days fly by,
Wearing nothing but stars!


from Mad, Bad and Dangerously Haddock (Lion, 2006), copyright © Andrew Fusek Peters 2006, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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