Flies by Irene Gough

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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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