If Bedroom Story for a Grand-daughter

if John sneaks down at midnight and
eats all the chocolate tart
Go to page 16

if Sue gets a lovely little pet dog
called Beauty on her birthday
Go to page 3

if Mummy finds out John has eaten all
the tart and sends John to his room
Go to page 66

if Sue gets invited to go on a picnic
with her friend Jane, and of course Beauty
Go to page 23

if John, Sue, Jane, Mummy, Daddy, Aunty Flo,
… and of course Beauty
are all run down by a very large red truck,

then it is time to close the book –
for eyes are now shut and
angels are singing in heaven

and the final ritual
an unseen kiss on the forehead

© Richard Scutter 9 January 2008


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