My Friend Elsie

My Friend Elsie

My Friend Elsie
got very hot.
My friend Elsie
got a big spot.

My friend Elsie
started to drink.
My friend Elsie
started to stink.

My friend Elsie
went all red.
My friend Elsie
went to bed.

My friend Elsie
had to stay in.
My friend Elsie
got very thin.

My friend Elsie
in the midnight hour.
My friend Elsie
turned into a flower.

My friend Elsie
smells so sweet.
My friend Elsie
has lost her feet.

My friend Elsie
has lost her boots.
My friend Elsie
has grown deep roots.

from Even More Nonsense (Hodder, 2001), © Michael Rosen 2001, used by permission of the author.

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