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JOSIE'S POEMS

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Who let the sheep out –

    One two three?

Did you let the sheep out

   To wander off free?

 

Did you see them running

   Away down the hill –

Then over the river bridge

   And on past the mill?

 

Who didn’t shut the gate

    Earlier in the day?

Now three silly woolly sheep

    Have all gone away.

 

Off past the farmer’s barn

   And then across the stream.

What a lovely outing –

    Well that is what it seems.

 

Who let the sheep out

   And who will get them back?

“See, there they are, three of them,

   Going up that track.”

 

Well I know who will help us -

   The sheepdog from the farm.”

Shep will quickly round them up

   Before they come to harm.

 

So thank you Shep for helping.

   The sheep are back again,

But a big cloud is overhead.

   Run home before the rain.

 

Out through the field we run.

   It’s getting very late,

But did you remember

   To shut the farmer’s gate?

 

You must always remember to shut

the gates in the countryside.