Harold, Lyn and Gerald Price
Were sat watching cartoons one day.
Lyn accused Gerald of having head lice
And ran out with Harold to play.
Gerald got up and followed them out
He sat on the steps all alone.
Harold and Lyn whispered secretly
Pretending Gerald had gone home.
Then the front door squeaked open,
Harold’s mum appeared round the side
“It’s time for your tea” she told Harold,
Lyn started to feel bad inside
Sat back in front of the TV
Gerald and Lyn both felt shy.
Tom and Jerry were still fighting
And Gerald still didn’t know why
Why did he feel so angry?
Why did he feel so shy?
What made Lyn say those horrible words
That made Gerald Price want to cry?
Lyn got up from the floor
Where she’d been kicking Lego around.
She started to walk towards Gerald,
But kept her eyes glued to the ground.
“I’m sorry” she said “I was mean,
I shouldn’t have said what I said.
Can’t we just forget what happened,
And play and be friends instead?”
Gerald looked round all unsure.
What Lyn had said made him real mad.
He didn’t have head lice and, what made it worse
Was that Gerald knew that Lyn had!
Can’t we just hug and make up? She asked
Gerald started to feel really scared
“Let’s just go and play” he said,
“Head lice should never be shared”.
© Jennifer Winterburn