Archive | February 2013

Love is a losing game

[stops to pick up jaw]

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Slow down

Oh, this is wonderful. The photo is overblown, if minimally cute, but the accompanying text pushes this way over the edge and into pass-me-the-bucket-and-a-bottle-of-disinfectant territory. Remember: if you can be heartfelt while ignoring the basic rules of scansion, no one will forgive you if your insipid verse is made up almost entirely of near rhymes.

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Slow Down

Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea.
Slow down mummy, come and spend some time with me.

Slow down mummy, let’s put our boots on and go out for a walk,
let’s kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me a while.

Slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
slow down mummy, let’s have some fun, let’s bake a cake!
Slow down mummy I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, its nice when you just stop.

Sit with us a minute,
& listen to our day,
spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood is not here to stay! x