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By Josie Whitehead

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THE LETTER BOX

By Josie Whitehead

The Letter Box
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The  letter box soaks up our news,
And, deep inside, it gently chews
    The mail that carries news that’s sad,
    And that conveying news that’s bad.

There’s a letter here from Aunty Pat
Who says she’s just deloused her cat,
     Whilst Uncle Mark is sick in bed
     With something that we all should dread.

Now here’s some news I think you’ll like:
It’s something good from Cousin Mike:
     He’s passed exams which means that he
     Can enter university.

A birthday card, and it’s for you -
Sent by your very kind friend Sue.
     The letter box reads words above:
     'To Jane from Sue, with all my love.'

A parcel’s now popped in the box
Containing lovely woollen socks.
     That granny’s just a little gem:
     She sat for hours and knitted them.

The love letters, the cards, the bills;
The kindly message of goodwill;
     The mail that causes others grief;
     The lengthy ones and those quite brief.

The letter box now falls asleep,
Whilst inside mail lies in a heap.
      The postman comes at close of day
      And transports all these words away.


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