My Sister's Room
Of all the places I can go
My favourite one begins with No!
No! That's my room so you stay OUT!
I don't know why she has to shout
If she asked nicely and said please
She wouldn't need the lock and keys
That she puts on her door each day
Beneath the sign marked Go Away .
But I can't read her silly sign
And I unlock her door just fine
So when she's gone, then I go in
It's time to let the fun begin
My sister's room has so much stuff
That where to start is really tough
She keeps her barbies on the floor,
About a million, maybe more
They have more clothing than the queen
But don't wear any that I've seen.
There's shoes and boots and plastic food
Don't eat it, though it tastes no good.
The dolls have cars that they can ride
I stuff about 10 dolls inside
I push them up and down the hall
Then down the stairs and out they fall!
My ambulance will soon arrive
To see if any dolls survive
Now sometimes a doll will lose its head
Those I stick underneath the bed
The rest are fine to put away
And on to something else to play
Markers, scissors, glue that's great
I think it's time to renovate
The doll house, yes that's where to start
I'll tape back what I take apart.
A command centre rocket ship
The walls are pink, so it looks hip
I put some dolls in with some stuff
Too bad those dolls are in the buff.
So I dress them up in astro suits
Complete with lots of little boots
I think I'm done but then catch sight
My sister's make-up bag all right!
An alien landing has taken place
So the dolls must come from outer space
Green, blue, purple, and glitter goo
They look fantastic, and I do, too.
That's when I hear her pounding feet
Race up the stairs and then we meet
Inside her room, where I should not be
What did you do?! she yells at me.
This is my room, so you stay out!
I don't know why she has to shout.
Though I can't read her silly sign,
Both my ears are working fine
I made this just for you! I say,
Then I duck and run away
Back to my room, where I can spy
My sister playing, so tell me why
I can't go in my sister's room?
by Cheryl Biswas
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