If You Were a Carrot

If you were a carrot
and I was a sprout
I'd boil along with you
I'd sit on your plate

If you were a tadpole
and I was a frog
I'd wait till your legs grew
I'd teach you to croak

If you were a conker
and I was a string
we'd win every battle
we'd beat everything

If you were a jotter
and I was a pen
I'd write you a message
again and again

If you were a farmer
I'd be in your herd
If you were a pop song
I'd sing every word

I wish I could tell you
that I like you a lot
but you're like a secret
and I'm like a knot.

 


from Walking On Air (Hodder Children's Books, 1999) © Berlie Doherty 1993, used by permission of the author

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