Blue Tongue Lizard

Blue tongue lizars.jpg
‘Bloss’ the blue tongue lizard

Ric absolutely loved his reptilian friends
With whom he developed a bond,
He brought a blue tongue lizard to school
Of which we were rather fond.

‘Bloss’ was the name of his lizard friend
That arrived each day at school
Quite at home in his trouser pocket
Students thought ‘Bloss’ was ‘cool’.

The first port of call was the principal’s wife
So that Bloss could breakfast on mince,
Then it was off to the Year 4 Class,
A routine that developed since.

Reading, writing and arithmetic
Were lessons that ‘Bloss’ could abide,
Lying across the front of the desk,
Taking it all in his stride.

The playground was enjoyable too
Safely at young Ric’s side,
His head peering out of a pocket,
Was a wonderful way to ride!

We learned a lot with ‘Bloss’ in our class,
Hands on learning ‘unfurled’,
“Bloss” helped foster empathy with
The lizards that share our world.

Bill
12/2015

‘Bloss’ was Ric’s friend before he developed a fascination with tiger snakes. c.1971

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s