He wouldn’t listen to what his mother said.
Only to himself, what was in his head.
When he was told to stop, at the end of the road
He didn’t listen and ignored the Green Cross Code.
A lorry came and down, he was mowed.
Then strapped in bandages, from head to toe,
“Could have been dead,” the doctor said.
“Best let him play at home, instead.”
Yet he still wouldn’t listen, to what was said.
Persisting insisting to hear only, what was in his head.
His mother vowed to teach him a lesson, unkind.
But a lesson for the rest of his life, he’d find.
So she did the same, as he did to her.
Whatever he said, she seemed unaware
It drove him crazy, he pulled out his hair;
Then realised how stupidly, he had been unfair.
Today, attentive and won the school prize,
To his mother, this was no surprise.