Mary the Lyrical fairy,
Could make words disappear,
She’d wave her magic wand at them,
And they’d fly out of here .
Woosh! there goes a word or two,
Hidden from our sight,
I wonder what that word could be?
Could we guess it right?
There, you see, one went just then!
Can you work it out?
These words keep disappearing,
Is there a thief about?
We just can’t lock the words all up,
We need them free to roam,
I wonder if she’ll stop it soon?
And leave those words alone.
Why oh why then Mary,
Why must you mess about?
She says “words can be so painful,
So I rub some of them out”.