A huge obnoxious dinosaur,
Just barged its way through our front door!
It didn't knock or ring the bell,
Just crashed right in to where we dwell!
It snarled and snorted 'cross the hall,
Stood on (and burst!) my brand new ball.
It shook the paintings off their hooks,
And threw my dad some evil looks!
It tramped right in to our front room,
And left a smelly stench of doom!
It circled round and round the chairs,
Whilst we all stood and said our prayers!
With creaking weight it then sat down,
The chair collapsed, my mum did frown.
The dinosaur with eyes bright red,
Then slowly turned its ugly head!
"I've had enough," it gave a growl,
It sighed and sank, its face a scowl.
"I really tried! I'm in distress!
I didn't win the fancy dress!"
©2003 Gareth Lancaster
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