Flies by Irene Gough


Flies! Flies!

They take you by surprise,

They get in your mouth

And they get in your eyes.


Flies! Flies!

Half a hundred tries

To swim in the soup

And dance on the pies.


I spray them and shout at them

You’d think that they would know

They haven’t any welcome,

And I wish they’d go!


Source:  Beetle Soup: Australian Stories and Poems for Children compiled by Robin Morrow (Scholastic Australia, 1996)


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