||The bison were all at the water hole|
Drinking like all bison do.
When Mildred the oldest said ‘Listen,
Why don’t we go somewhere new?
I’m fed up with drinking this water.
It’s the same stuff we have everyday.
Why can’t we find some new water,
A new water hole not too far away?’
‘What a good idea,’ said Big Gavin
‘A new water hole, just what we need,
But how will we find it, who’ll take us,
Which bison is going to lead?’
| ||Well this prompted an instant discussion.|
Jason said that it couldn’t be him.
He’d got no sense of direction
So how about Rosie or Jim?
Well they said they couldn’t do it,
And neither could Connie or Dwight,
And Sarah said she’d be quite useless,
Well she didn’t know her left from her right.
||And after they’d ruled out Matilda|
And Arthur, that left little Kay,
The youngest of all of the bison,
To show everybody the way.
‘Well come on,’ said Gavin, ‘Start leading.
Which way do you want us to go?
Kay stood and thought for a moment
Because quite frankly she just didn’t know.
Then as if by divine inspiration she said
‘Straight on.’ Setting off at a trot
And to her complete and utter amazement,
They all followed, all the bison, the lot.
That was fine for a while. Then big Gavin
Said ‘I’m bored going straight on this way.
Why can’t we go in some other direction?’
‘Turn a quarter right.’ said little Kay.
||She had no idea why she’d said it,|
But they followed her all in a line,
So to test it she said ‘Quarter turn left.’
And they did it, all, one at a time.
‘Straight on,’ shouted Kay, ‘for ten paces.’
Quarter left,’ she called then ‘quarter right,
Half turn left.’ She said getting ambitious,
And they did it, though the turn was quite tight..
They trekked on for what seemed like ages,
Following Kay’s every call.
If you look you can follow their journey,
every turn. Can you spot them all?
||Then after what seemed like for ever,
Gavin said ‘This is all very well,
But weren’t we all looking for water?’
Then Kay said ‘I’ve picked up a smell.’
And as they came into a clearing,
There it was shining bright in the sun,
A water hole just like their old one.
Said Mildred ‘Oh I say what fun.
A new water hole just what we wanted.’
Said Gavin, ‘Young Kay’s done us proud.
Three cheers for young Kay.’ And they all cheered
hip hip hip hooray, very loud.
Kay said 'Thank you' and blushed, then kept quiet,
Because as I’m sure you can see,
That new water hole isn’t all that new
But that’s strictly between you and me.