Monday, April 1, 2013

Mary Had a Little Lamb

 Mary Had a Little Lamb
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow. 

And everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went,
And everywhere that Mary went, 
The lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school one day-
That was against the rule,
It made the children laugh and play,
To see a lamb at school.

And so the Teacher turned him out,
But still he lingered near,
And waited patiently about,
Till Mary did appear.
And then he ran to her, and laid
His head upon her arm,
As if he said- "I'm not afraid-
You'll keep me from all harm."

"What make the lamb love Mary so?"
The eager children cry-
"O, Mary loves the lamb, you know,"
The Teacher did reply;-

                                                    "And you each gentle animal
                                                          In confidence may bind,
                                                  And make them follow at your call,
                                                          If you are always kind."
                                                                                                 ~Carly, 2nd Grade

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