The sound of one hand skipping
Out I went because I wanted to play
with a hop, skip, jump and a one, two, three,
they said half-an-hour is all I could stay
even when there’s no-one else, just me.
Johnny at his window looks sad today
he can’t come out because it’s my turn here.
Mary’s mother just shoo’ed me away,
think she was afraid I’d come too near.
Flapping his wings landed a big black crow
I asked out loud “would you like to play?”
He looked at me, and wouldn’t you know
he said nothing at all then flew away.
In the garden shed where they keep the tools
I found some old rope no-one else wanted,
They taught a rhyme before closing our schools
so, I skipped and out loud I chanted –
don’t forget coughs and sneezes spread diseases
always remember you cover your mouth,
don’t touch your face, sneeze into your elbow
all because coughs and sneezes spread diseases
and that’s how we’ll make this old virus go.