A TRIP TO THE SHOP By Isobel Quinn
wee space man named Joe
asked by his wife Moe
go to the shop and get her some bread.
toast and cheese she had a notion.
jumped into his space ship
set his new satnav to go to the shop.
followed route guidance until he was told,
have reached your destination.”
jumped from his space ship,
no shop did he see,
a path surrounded by trees,
a man being taken for a walk by a dog.
me”, said Joe,” where is this place?”
Callander Park”, said the man rushing by.
ran after him and asked,” What planet is this?”
you taking the mick,” said the man. “It’s earth of course.”
his head Joe jumped back into his ship
prayed the satnav would take him home.
a while it said. “You’ve reached your destination.”
let out a sigh when saw he was home.
wasn’t best pleased when Joe came inside.
where have you been, and where is my bread?”
never believe it. I’ve been to earth
saw a dog walking a man.”
right I don’t believe it.
been to the pub and forgotten my bread.
you think I’m daft? A dog
walking a man.
the worst excuse you’ve come up with yet.”
tried to protest.
Moe would have none of it.
stormed off to bed