For The Young Ones, OR, The Young At Heart.
In the shadowy depths beneath the trees,
Lived a badger known as ‘Please.’
He was so polite that his elders did say,
“He deserves a Gold Star for being that way.”
The Star was hung around his neck,
And there it bounced as a huge glowing speck.
But even though it didn’t prick his skin,
He tied it tighter under his chin!
He held his head high to show-off his prize
So all could feast their greedy eyes.
He was proud, was Please, and told everyone so,
With such politeness that they did glow.
Friends were told and they gathered around,
Just to hear such an enjoyable sound.
He was good was Please, growing tall and strong,
Always with politeness leading him along.
For years that Star was worn with pride,
Shining from his black and white hide.
Let politeness be your own shining Star,
Then others will see how wonderful you are!
© 2014, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved.