Percy Penguin (again)

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in the ‘My Very Best’ series

I once knew a penguin called Percy
He was a good friend of mine
He lived in a hole in the garden
And came out when it was fine

When the sun shone bright in the sky overhead
He came out of his hole in the ground
And we’d chase each other in the garden
Around and around and around

I knew him for one whole summer
He was the best penguin I knew
He was kind, he was thoughtful and loving
In those months that I knew him so few

We had oh so much fun in the garden
And he once came inside for some tea
But stuffed so much fish in his tummy
There was none on the plate left for me

But as Winter’s cold fingers began calling
He came to me with a tear in his eye
And said he must soon now be going
It was the saddest ever goodbye

And so, on one Autumn morning
He left his hole in the ground
And with just a wave of his flipper
He left me without a sound

I cried for a week thereafter
I missed Percy Penguin so much
But although he’d be gone all winter
I knew he’s still keep in touch

In March he sent me a postcard
To see how I was getting on
He said he was looking forward to summer
I can’t wait for the summer to come

It’s now April and the Spring is upon us
I've cleared out Percy’s hole in the ground
For soon I shall be with my penguin
Chasing round and around and around


[I first wrote ‘Percy Penguin‘ in 1987 when Emily Rose, our first, was born. It was first posted to Jemverse in May 2014]



One Comment to “Percy Penguin (again)”

  1. I love this. It made me smile.

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