I was thinking of my favourite poems to share with you today and I couldn't get past Pam Ayres 'I wish I'd looked after me teeth'. This makes me smile every single time I hear it. The first time I ever gave a giggle at this one was while I was at primary school. I remember very clearly my teacher reading it to me. I must have been to the dentist around the time, as I know it hit something sentimental in me.
I still wish I had looked after my teeth! We didn't have many lollies but I also didn't do much cleaning of my poor little teeth. I found this out every time I went to the dentist! I loved the dentist and the little bumble bee they kindly gave to me at the end, it was almost worth the pain just to get the little bumble which hung nicely from a piece of dental floss. Now I don't get offered a bumble bee, I only get handed the bill! Funny how things change when your an adult.
Well here we have the poem that made me laugh and visualise a lady in the dentist seat. I could hear her speaking every word as my teacher read it to me. Today, it is still one of my favourites and she is still one of my favourite poets.
Did you smile?