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By Josie Whitehead  

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By Josie Whitehead

Cricket Choir (The)

When you and I have gone to bed
   And the moon shines up above,
From underground you may well hear
    Some chirpy songs of love.

It’s choir practice at Cricket Hall.
   Oh listen to their songs. 
A hundred little cricket boys
   Will sing the whole night long.

They serenade their girlfriends
   And sing their songs of war
But, as they never sleep at night,
   You’ll never hear them snore.

Then when the sun is in the sky,
   They also will not sleep,
For they’ll be playing in the fields.
   On such long legs they leap.

If you could jump as high as they -
   My!  What a big surprise!
You’d jump over your housetop
    And you’d win yourself a prize.

Copyright on all my poems

Having written so many poems, I haven't read this one for years until I've just moved it to this new website.  On checking the voice recording I thought: 'Oh this is a lovely poem for the children,' and then I remembered also that hundreds of  teachers and children in schools all over West Yorkshire had also thought this and asked that it be published.  It was, in 2010.  Sadly the publisher has retired and the new publisher doesn't publish poetry.  You may have it in your school but if not, you have it here.  I hope you like it also.  Josie.