By Josie Whitehead
My dragon disappeared last month
And I’ve searched everywhere.
I asked a pig, I asked a mouse,
And then a grizzly bear.
But: Nobody had seen him.
It made the headlines of the news.
'A dragon’s running free.'
My neighbour thought he heard a roar
From high up in his tree.
But: It was only somebody flushing
the loo. (toilet)
A silly boy rang in and said:
'I think he’s in our school,'
But that was just a joke of course.
He thought it was quite cool.
But: We didn’t think he was funny -
just VERY silly.
'Now tell us,' said a nice policeman:
'What is your dragon like?
'Perhaps someone has spotted him
And I’ll go there on my bike.'
But: Nobody had spotted him, of course.
He’s wary, scary, blows out flames;
He’s eyes of shining green.
He’s great big teeth and flaming breath -
The fiercest thing I’ve seen.
But: He’s actually WORSE than this.
He’s giant scales upon his back
And a tail that’s wavy too.
He eats large rats and even cats
And especially folks like you.
But: Don’t tell your friends this!
So should you see him one fine day,
Please send him home to me,
For dragons shouldn’t wander loose,
I’m sure you will agree.
WARY =Not trusting others; cautious; suspicious
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