Midnight Magic

The fox came to town on a black starry night
In a magical white bow tie:
He hurried and scurried and looked very worried:
I think you will want to know why.

The fox jumped over a big black wall
To speak to a furry white rat ...
They looked at the clock on the old town hall
As they followed a passing bat.

The bat was in town on that black starry night
With a magical white trombone ...
.She flittered and fluttered, and silently stuttered
‘Please come - I can’t play it alone’.

The bat flew over a black parked car
To speak to a silly white dog ...
He wagged his tail ‘I am not going far -
Unless I can take my pet frog.’

The frog was in town on that black starry night
With a magical snow-white horn.
He leaped up and landed and found himself stranded:
His jacket was dirty and torn.

The frog bumped into a small black snail,
Who made a shiny white line ...
‘Please come’ said the frog, ‘I won’t eat your tail -
Just follow the bat: you’ll be fine.’

The fox came to town on that black starry night
In a magical white bow tie ...
To set up before us a musical chorus -
I thought you would want to know why!


© Caroline Gill
UWS DACE ‘Writing Children’s Literature’