Images from the movie 

I’ve just watched a movie wot gave us a thrill,
It was quite remarkably inter-lek-chill,
Our TV decoder has packed in, you see,
And thus we were watching an old DVD. 

In this, Julie Andrews appeared as the lead,
And her Mary Poppins was lovely, indeed!
Rhiannon has packed all her clothes and her toys,
And all of the games which she really enjoys. 

Then grabbed an umbrella which she hopes to fly –
And that the thing should not, I do not know why –
It takes Mary P most magnificently,
So why should it be it will not her and me? 

We gave it a try-out, right at the front door,
But, sadly, this brolly won’t fly any more;
Said R, ‘Take it down and we’ll give it a rest;
To try again later is probably best!’ 

So if, perchance, I disappear from the scene,
Be sure that my absence will most likely mean
That, with my granddaughter, I’ve floated away
Beneath an umbrella, for quite a long stay! 

P.S. Her granny was in fits of laughter at the piles of belongings that had been gathered ready for the trip. I told R an umbrella probably wouldn’t lift them all, so she suggested we go by car instead.

She and I went to the beach today – the first time for ages that the path has been in a fit state to allow her access.  I am glad I have been restored to full jungle-hacking condition.  I have yet to take her sister down, though. 

© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. adinparadise says:

    Loved this movie. What a lovely rhyme, Col. Little R must a so enjoyed her trip to the beach.


  2. What a fun poem!

    Also, I just stopped by to congratulate you. You won an Honorable Mention in last week’s Limerick-Off. Great job! Limerick of the Week 60


  3. I have a very odd memory of going to the theater to see “Mary Poppins.” It is one I might share later, but your terrific post brought it to my mind – so thank you.

    I would give just about anything to have seen you and R trying to be airborne! I would certainly have done my best to help (I’ve always been known as a blow-hard!). Maybe my presence would have provided that extra “lift” you needed. We’ll never know, I guess, but I think the suggestion of a car sounds safer anyway. You never know what kind of downdrafts there are to be had.


  4. Sonel says:

    Oh, Mary Poppins is my alltime favourite movie Colonialist. I can sit and watch it every day! hehehe
    I can see R had lots of fun again. What a great granddad you are. 🙂


  5. arkenaten says:

    “I know a man with a wooden leg called Smith”
    “What was his other leg called?”

    One of the classic one-liners of all time. And I laugh myself stupid whenever I watch that scene.
    Pleased to see you have learned all your ABC’s 😉


    • colonialist says:

      Yes, with the old geezer rising into the air as he laughs himself to death at it.
      I have always considered ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ a stroke of genius. To have a nonsense word of that length which is so easily remembered took real talent!


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