I have teamed up again with the talented Sandra (or Daffy as I like to call her), from Wild Daffodil to bring you another bit of silliness this Saturday. Sandra is incredibly artistic and creative, and I just love the images she has created out of shells, stones and flowers.
One of the nicest things about Sandra’s blog is that you never know what she is going to get up to next, from beach art to knitted wigs, and mandalas to making spirals in her garden.
This week’s Silly Saturday is all about a poor tomato named Tom. Daffy thought it reminded her of a fantastic poem by one of my idols Pam Ayres which is called ‘Oh, I wish I looked after me teeth’ which you can see here.
I have tried to capture the flavour of Pam’s poem in the one I wrote this week. When you read it, you will need to imagine a good old West Country accent!!!
Tom wished he’d looked after his teeth
And not neglected to brush underneath
Too many times he’d forgotten
And now they were rotten
Oh, how Tom wished he’d looked after his teeth!
He used to be proud of his smile
His teeth were the whitest for miles
But now it’s not funny
That he’s ended up gummy
It really is cramping his style
When younger, Tom was so green
Unaware of the dangers unseen
He thought his teeth would stay white
Much to the ladies’ delight
Despite his poor dental hygiene!
Now, to smile makes him blush
Exposing his mouth full of mush
It makes him so sad
He mourns the teeth that he had
How deeply his pride has been crushed!
Tom wants to look for romance
But not while his teeth are so scant
Beyond his patch, he won’t venture
Until he gets his new dentures
He fancies a set of implants!