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ABC, 123

Wake up now son, Mama says
Get ready now son, she says
Eat up now son, Mama says
Hurry up now son, she says
Or you’ll be late

Listen up now boy, Teacher says
Take out your book now boy, she says
Be quiet now boy, Teacher says
Start working now boy, she says
Or you’ll never finish

A, B, C, D, E, Teacher says
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, she says
B – O – Y, BOY, Teacher says
1 + 1 = 2, she says
Learn to read and write, Teacher says
Or you’ll never succeed.

Can you read now son, Mama says
Can you write now son, she says
Can you spell now son, Mama says
Can you count now son, she says
Or has it all passed you by?


Margaret Austrai-Kailo

Margaret Austrai-Kailo