SUZY GREW A MOUSTACHE

Suzy grew a moustache,
         A moustache,
         A moustache,
Suzy grew a moustache,
        And Polly grew a beard.

Suzy looked peculiar,
         Peculiar,
         Peculiar,
Suzy looked peculiar,
         And Polly looked weird.

Suzy got the garden-shears,
         Garden-shears,
        The garden-shears,
Suzy got the garden-shears
        And Polly got a bomb.

Now Suzy’s face is smooth again,
         Smooth again,
         Smooth again,
Suzy’s face is smooth again,
         And Polly’s face is gone.

 


from Garbage Delight (HarperCollins, 2012), © Dennis Lee 1977, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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